- legal right to the possession of property, especially real property.
- the ground or evidence of such right.
- the instrument constituting evidence of such right.
- a unity combining all of the requisites to complete legal ownership.
- a division of a statute, lawbook, etc., especially one larger than an article or section.
- (in pleading) the designation of one's basis for judicial relief; the cause of action sued upon, as a contract or tort.
- a fixed sphere of work and source of income, required as a condition of ordination.
- any of certain Roman Catholic churches in Rome, the nominal incumbents of which are cardinals.
- a subtitle in the viewer's own language: an Italian movie with English titles.
- any written matter inserted into the film or program, especially the list of actors, technicians, writers, etc., contributing to it; credits.
verb (used with object), ti·tled, ti·tling.
- titius-bode law,
- title catalog,
- title deed,
- title entry,
- title insurance,
- title ix
Origin of title
Examples from the Web for title
But the title of Best Death definitely belongs to Bob Stookey, who got bitten by a zombie then captured by cannibals.The Red Viper, Zoe Barnes, and the Best Fictional Deaths of 2014|Melissa Leon|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I guess we know how Bacchus kept his title as the god of wine and intoxication.
Enforcement of U.S Code, Title VII, Chapter 25A “Export Standards for Grapes and Plums” remains fully funded, thank goodness.
“Firestorms Will Rain on the Headquarters of War,” the title threatened.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel|Michael Daly|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The House of Representatives is bursting to the rafters with contenders for the title.
Dr. Kern, in editing the Malberg glosses, points out that the gloss in Title xlii.The English Village Community|Frederic Seebohm
The literary matter that appeared under this title most readers accepted as veracious though anonymous autobiography.The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I|Burton J. Hendrick
He looked at the title of the book; it was, His Excellency the Fool.
The book bears out the assertions of its title, and is a valuable contribution to the geography and ethnography of Persia.Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
The title of My Exile in Siberia is misleading; he was never in that country.
- short for subtitle (def. 2)
- written material giving credits in a film or television programme
- the legal right to possession of property, esp real property
- the basis of such right
- the documentary evidence of such righttitle deeds
- the heading or a division of a statute, book of law, etc
- the heading of a suit or action at law
- any customary or established right
- a claim based on such a right
Word Origin for title
c.1300, "inscription, heading," from Old French title (12c.), and in part from Old English titul, both from Latin titulus "inscription, heading," of unknown origin. Meaning "name of a book, play, etc." first recorded mid-14c. The sense of "name showing a person's rank" is first attested 1580s.
"to furnish with a title," late 14c., from title (n.). Related: Titled; titling.