title: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (tīt'l), [key]
— n., adj., v., -tled, -tling.
  1. the distinguishing name of a book, poem, picture, piece of music, or the like.
  2. a descriptive heading or caption, as of a chapter, section, or other part of a book.
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  4. a descriptive or distinctive appellation, esp. one belonging to a person by right of rank, office, attainment, etc.: the title of Lord Mayor.
  5. the championship: He won the title three years in a row.
  6. an established or recognized right to something.
  7. a ground or basis for a claim.
  8. anything that provides a ground or basis for a claim.
    1. legal right to the possession of property, esp. real property.
    2. the ground or evidence of such right.
    3. the instrument constituting evidence of such right.
    4. a unity combining all of the requisites to complete legal ownership.
    5. a division of a statute, lawbook, etc., esp. one larger than an article or section.
    6. (in pleading) the designation of one's basis for judicial relief; the cause of action sued upon, as a contract or tort.
    1. a fixed sphere of work and source of income, required as a condition of ordination.
    2. any of certain Roman Catholic churches in Rome, the nominal incumbents of which are cardinals.
  9. Usually, an Italian movie with English titles.
    1. a subtitle in the viewer's own language:an Italian movie with English titles.
    2. any written matter inserted into the film or program, esp. the list of actors, technicians, writers, etc., contributing to it; credits.
  1. of or pertaining to a title: the title story in a collection.
  2. that decides a title: a title bout.
  1. to furnish with a title; designate by an appellation; entitle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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