Definition of Titular

1. Adjective. Of or relating to a legal title to something. "Titulary rights"

Exact synonyms: Titulary
Partainyms: Title, Title
Derivative terms: Title, Title

2. Adjective. Of or bearing a title signifying status or function. "Of titular rank"
Partainyms: Title
Derivative terms: Title

3. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the title of a work of art. "The titular theme of the book"
Partainyms: Title
Derivative terms: Title

4. Adjective. Of or associated with or bearing a title signifying nobility. "Titular dignitaries"
Partainyms: Title
Derivative terms: Title

5. Adjective. Existing in name only. "The nominal (or titular) head of his party"
Exact synonyms: Nominal
Similar to: Formal

Definition of Titular

1. a. Existing in title or name only; nominal; having the title to an office or dignity without discharging its appropriate duties; as, a titular prince.

2. n. A titulary.

Definition of Titular

1. Adjective. Of, relating to, being, derived from, or having a title. ¹

2. Adjective. Existing in name only; nominal. ¹

3. Adjective. (proscribed) Named or referred to in the title. ¹

4. Noun. One who holds a title. ¹

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Definition of Titular

1. one who holds a title [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Titular

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Literary usage of Titular

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"(4) Eastern Chi-li, erected 23 Dec., 1899; under the Lazarists; residence, Yung-p'ing; vicar Apostolic, Ernest Francis Geurts, appointed titular Bishop of ..."

2. American Journal of Education (1871)
"... titular of harp; 4 Professors titular of violin; 2 Professors titular of violoncello; 1 Professor titular of centre basse; 1 Professor titular of flute; ..."

3. Science and Art: Systems, Institutions and Statistics of Scientific by Henry Barnard (1872)
"... of clavier for women ; 1 Professor titular of harp ; 4 Professors titular ... 2 Professors titular of violoncello; 1 Professor titular of centre basse; ..."

4. The Scots Digest of Scots Appeals in the House of Lords from 1707 and of the by Robert Candlish Henderson, Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords (1908)
"A decree pronounced in the year 1648, in a process of valuation and modification before the High Commission, at the instance of the titular against the ..."

5. History of the Church of England: From the Abolition of the Roman Jurisdiction by Richard Watson Dixon (1902)
"He was the titular head of a titular hierarchy, which in him began to vex the Church of ... the titular Bishop of Ross in Carbery, and Maurice Macgibbon, ..."

6. The Organ: Writings and Other Utterances on Its Structure, History, Procural by John Watson Warman (1898)
"As to the third advantage of the titular, not only will the description of the Author ... For the DISADVANTAGES of the titular Sub-Ordination, refer to such ..."

7. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1896)
"who was never loyal to Ministers whom he disliked, and who held himself entitled to consult these titular Cabinet Ministers to the disadvantage of those who ..."

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