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Definitions of title

  1. an informal right to something; " his claim on her attentions"; " his title to fame"
  2. an established or recognized right; " a strong legal claim to the property"; " he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate"; " he staked his claim"
  3. a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it; " he signed the deed"; " he kept the title to his car in the glove compartment"
  4. a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with; " Title 8 provided federal help for schools"
  5. an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e. g. Mr. or General; " the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"
  6. an appellation signifying nobility; "` your majesty' is the appropriate title to use in addressing a king"
  7. the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.; " he looked for books with the word ` jazz' in the title"; " he refused to give titles to his paintings"; " I can never remember movie titles"
  8. ( usually plural) written material introduced into a movie or TV show to give credits or represent dialogue or explain an action; " the titles go by faster than I can read"
  9. a general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work; " the novel had chapter titles"
  10. designate by an identifying term; " They styled their nation ` The Confederate States'"
  11. To call; to name.
  12. An inscription put over or upon anything as a name by which it is known.
  13. The inscription in the beginning of a book, usually containing the subject of the work, the author's and publisher's names, the date, etc.
  14. The panel for the name, between the bands of the back of a book.
  15. A section or division of a subject, as of a law, a book, specif. ( Roman & amp; Canon Laws), a chapter or division of a law book.
  16. An appellation of dignity, distinction, or preeminence ( hereditary or acquired), given to persons, as duke marquis, honorable, esquire, etc.
  17. A name; an appellation; a designation.
  18. That which constitutes a just cause of exclusive possession; that which is the foundation of ownership of property, real or personal; a right; as, a good title to an estate, or an imperfect title.
  19. The instrument which is evidence of a right.
  20. That by which a beneficiary holds a benefice.
  21. A church to which a priest was ordained, and where he was to reside.
  22. To call by a title; to name; to entitle.
  23. Evidence of ownership of real estate.
  24. A section or division of a subject, as of a law, a book, specif. ( Roman & Canon Laws), a chapter or division of a law book.
  25. The inscription or name of a book, poem, etc.; a heading; a name of dignity, rank, or distinction, as Your Honor, etc.; a claim or right; as, a title to respect; the legal right to property, especially real estate; as, a title to land; the paper giving such right.
  26. To entitle, or give a name to.
  27. An inscription set over or at the beginning of a thing by which it is known: a name of distinction: that which gives a just right to possession: the writing that proves a right: ( B.) a sign.
  28. An inscription distinguishing anything; name of distinction; that which gives a right to possession.
  29. To confer a title upon; give a name to; entitle.
  30. A claim, as to consideration; right, as to property.
  31. The inscription put over anything, specially one in the beginning of a book, containing the subject of the work; an appellation of dignity, distinction, or pre- minence; a name; an appellation; right; that which constitutes a just right to exclusive possession; the instrument which is evidence of a right; a title- deed; that by which a beneficiary holds a benefice.
  32. To name; to call; to entitle.
  33. An inscription put over a thing as the name by which it is to be known; the inscription at the beginning of a book intimating the subject of the work, and usually the author's and publisher's names; a general head containing particulars; a name; an appellation; a name of honour or dignity; a claim of right; that which is the foundation of ownership; the written document that proves a right.
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Usage examples for title

  1. He had his title for them, they their tales of him. – The Amazing Marriage, v3 by George Meredith Edition: 10 Language: English
  2. He arranged matters so that the bare title alone would pass to the heir at his death. – The Wheel O' Fortune by Louis Tracy
  3. The only thing is, as you know, he will want a title; he has always intended his daughter to marry a count. – Renée Mauperin by Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  4. This poem now exists, under the title of the 'Odyssea. – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope
  5. I wish there wasn't any title. – Her Prairie Knight by B.M. Sinclair, AKA B. M. Bower
  6. The title stirred Brother Jacques strangely. – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  7. You mean it is a title particularly to those who are ignorant of the beautiful, the good, the just? – The Memorabilia Recollections of Socrates by Xenophon
  8. Call 'em Smith; that's a somewhat general title. – An Old Chester Secret by Margaret Deland
  9. What title can you give? – The Anti-Slavery Crusade Volume 28 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Jesse Macy
  10. What sort of a title is that? – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  11. Every shilling, they say; house, title, and all. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  12. We got title to this place fair and square, and- Title, huh? – The Heart of the Range by William Patterson White
  13. It says the title is Baby Love. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  14. I have forgotten the title. – The Lost Art of Reading by Gerald Stanley Lee
  15. The general- she wondered where he had got that title- led her mother in to dinner, Presbury gave her his arm. – The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
  16. Well, he can't do much harm in future with the mere title!" – Under a Charm, Vol. III. (of III) A Novel by E. Werner
  17. Have you got a title for it? – Anne Of The Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  18. " Robert," said the hunter, " do you give me full title to this quarrel of yours?" – The Hunters of the Hills by Joseph Altsheler
  19. For in all these three parts I have told you about everything but what my title promised. – Duffels by Edward Eggleston
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