[tich-uh-ler, tit-yuh-]



Origin of titular

1585–95; < Latin titul(us) title + -ar1
Related formstit·u·lar·i·ty [tich-uh-lar-i-tee, tit-yuh-] /ˌtɪtʃ əˈlær ɪ ti, ˌtɪt yə-/, nountit·u·lar·ly, adverbmul·ti·tit·u·lar, adjectivenon·tit·u·lar, adjectivenon·tit·u·lar·ly, adverbun·tit·u·lar, adjectiveun·tit·u·lar·ly, adverb
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nominal, so-called, supposed

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titulary (ˈtɪtjʊlərɪ)


of, relating to, or of the nature of a title
in name only
bearing a title
giving a title
RC Church designating any of certain churches in Rome to whom cardinals or bishops are attached as their nominal incumbents

noun plural -lars or -laries

the bearer of a title
the bearer of a nominal office
Derived Formstitularly, adverb

Word Origin for titular

C18: from French titulaire, from Latin titulus title
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Word Origin and History for titular

1590s, perhaps by influence of Middle French titulaire, from Latin titulus (see title).

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