from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One, especially a champion, who holds a title.
- n. One that holds legal title to something, such as a motor vehicle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The person who possesses a rank or title.
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At the end of those competitions, there is always a titleholder.
The focus now returns to Malignaggi, a former titleholder who has shared the ring with some of the best fighters in the world.
If you are talking only about the rights of the titleholder to the structure, then yes.
Several players asked about the situation said the game's winner should be the sole titleholder, period.
Welterweight contender and former IBF titleholder.
It worked perfectly as the top three rated players and pre-tournament favorites, the defending U.S. champion GM Hikaru Nakamura, former world championship challenger Gata Kamsky and former U.S. champion GM Alexander Onischuk, qualified and were joined by the 2008 titleholder Yuri Shulman.
All the while, the former middleweight, super-middleweight and cruiserweight titleholder would remain stoically static, occasionally poke out his tongue, shake his hips or cast aspersions on his opponent's mother or sister.
Miss Oklahoma USA, Morgan Elizabeth Woolard, was crowned first runner-up and will assume the duties of Miss USA 2010 if the titleholder is named MISS Universe 2010 or if for some reason Fakih cannot fulfill her duties.
But he wrote an inglorious end to an utterly inglorious American showing in the ring in Beijing, losing 7-1 in Friday's semifinals to Italian world titleholder Clemente Russo.
However, it clearly states in the rulebook, that in order for a wrestler to be deemed champion, he must either pin the reigning titleholder or make him submit.
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