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[tahy-tuh s] /ˈtaɪ təs/
a disciple and companion of the apostle Paul, to whom Paul is supposed to have addressed an Epistle.
this New Testament Epistle.
Abbreviation: Tit.
(Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus) a.d. 40?–81, Roman emperor 79–81.
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Titus knew that famine was sapping the strength of the defenders, and that every day weakened their power of resistance.

    For the Temple G. A. Henty
  • Titus was ambitious, and he was chosen captain of his company.

  • The next day, the 4th of August, Titus called a council of his generals, to deliberate on the fate of the Temple.

    For the Temple G. A. Henty
  • Titus had no whiskey ration, or the means of obtaining liquor.

  • And what was the work of the merciful Titus after ordering the execution of thousands, and consigning thousands to slavery?

British Dictionary definitions for Titus


(New Testament)
  1. Saint. a Greek disciple and helper of Saint Paul. Feast day: Jan 26 or Aug 25
  2. the book written to him (in full The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Titus), containing advice on pastoral matters
full name Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus. ?40–81 ad, Roman emperor (78–81 ad)
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Titus in the Bible

honourable, was with Paul and Barnabas at Antioch, and accompanied them to the council at Jerusalem (Gal. 2:1-3; Acts 15:2), although his name nowhere occurs in the Acts of the Apostles. He appears to have been a Gentile, and to have been chiefly engaged in ministering to Gentiles; for Paul sternly refused to have him circumcised, inasmuch as in his case the cause of gospel liberty was at stake. We find him, at a later period, with Paul and Timothy at Ephesus, whence he was sent by Paul to Corinth for the purpose of getting the contributions of the church there in behalf of the poor saints at Jerusalem sent forward (2 Cor. 8:6; 12:18). He rejoined the apostle when he was in Macedonia, and cheered him with the tidings he brought from Corinth (7:6-15). After this his name is not mentioned till after Paul's first imprisonment, when we find him engaged in the organization of the church in Crete, where the apostle had left him for this purpose (Titus 1:5). The last notice of him is in 2 Tim. 4:10, where we find him with Paul at Rome during his second imprisonment. From Rome he was sent into Dalmatia, no doubt on some important missionary errand. We have no record of his death. He is not mentioned in the Acts.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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