Title meaning

tīt'l
To give a name or title to.
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A title that supersedes any and all other titles or claims against the same property. It signifies immediate right to possession and may be the basis for eviction of a tenant.
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The name of a book, chapter, poem, essay, picture, statue, piece of music, play, film, etc.
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The definition of a title is the name of a person's job, the name of a creative work or a word used before someone's name to indicate his or her status.

"Vice President of Marketing" is an example of a title.

The Wizard of Oz is an example of a movie title.

"Mr." and "Mrs." and "Dr." are all examples of titles.

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A title that has been acquired as a result of adverse possession.
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A descriptive name or appellation; epithet.
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A title that cannot legally convey the applicable property to a new owner, usually because of one or more conflicting claims to that property. An unmarketable title is not necessarily a bad title, but a bad title is always an unmarketable one.
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A right or claim, or the basis of a right or claim.
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A championship.

Which boxer won the heavyweight title?

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A title indicating that its holder has a favorable interest in the property and entitles its holder to acquire formal title to it.
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A division of an act of Congress or Parliament.

Title II of the USA PATRIOT Act.

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(sports) The recognition given to the winner of a championship in sports.
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To assign a title to; to entitle.
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An appellation given to a person or family as a sign of privilege, distinction, rank, or profession.
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A claim or right.
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In sports and other competition, a championship.
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In the Church of England, a source of income or field of work required of a candidate for ordination.
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Words shown on the screen that give credit to someone for work done, that translate a segment of foreign dialogue, etc.
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To give a title to; designate by a specified name, or title; entitle.
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Ownership; the legal right to possess and to dispose of property. See also ownership, possession, tenancy.
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Legal evidence of a person’s right of ownership of property; a deed or similar instrument that evidences ownership.
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A title that is free from any burdens, such as encumbrances or other limitations.
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A marketable title. See marketable title.
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See bad title.
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A title that is legally in effect and is valid. See also clear title and marketable title.
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A title that would be acceptable to a reasonable buyer, in that it appears to cover all the property that the seller is offering and it lacks any defect or limitation.
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A title that a reasonable buyer would fail to accept, due to pending litigation or some other unresolved conflicts over the property.
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A prefix (honorific) or suffix (post-nominal) added to a person's name to signify either veneration, official position or a professional or academic qualification. See also Category:Titles.
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(law) Legal right to ownership of a property; a deed or other certificate proving this.

A good title to an estate, or an imperfect title.

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In canon law, that by which a beneficiary holds a benefice.
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A church to which a priest was ordained, and where he was to reside.
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The name of a book, film, musical piece, painting, or other work of art.

I know the singer's name, but not the title of the song.

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The retailer carries thousands of titles.

Buyers of the new video game console can choose from three bundled titles.

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A section or division of a subject, as of a law or a book.
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(chiefly in the plural) A written title, credit, or caption shown with a film, video, or performance.

The titles scrolled by too quickly to read.

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(bookbinding) The panel for the name, between the bands of the back of a book.
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The subject of a writing; a short phrase that summarizes the entire topic.
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Origin of title

  • Middle English from Old English titul superscription, and from Old French title title both from Latin titulus
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin titulus (“title, inscription").
    From Wiktionary