from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to, having the nature of, or constituting a title.
- adj. Existing in name only; nominal: the titular head of the family.
- adj. Bearing the title of a church or monastery that is no longer active.
- adj. Bearing a title: titular dignitaries.
- adj. Derived from a title: the titular role in a play.
- n. One who holds a title.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, relating to, being, derived from, or having a title.
- adj. Existing in name only; nominal.
- adj. Named or referred to in the title.
- n. One who holds a title.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Existing in title or name only; nominal; having the title to an office or dignity without discharging its appropriate duties.
- n. A titulary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or having a title, in any sense; existing in or by reason of title; so designated or entitled: as, titular rank, dignity, or rights; titular possession; a titular professor or incumbent of office (that is, one bearing the title, in distinction from an adjunct or a deputy).
- Existing in or having the title only; being such only in name; so-called; nominal; not actual: as, a titular sovereignty or bishopric; the line of titular kings of Jerusalem.
- Receiving the name (of), or used by name, as part of a title; giving or taking title. See quotation, and titular church, below.
- n. A person who holds a title of office, or a right of possession independently of the functions or obligations properly implied by it; in ecclesiastical law, one who may lawfully enjoy a benefice without perfowning its duties.
- n. One whose name is used as a title; specifically, the patron saint of a church.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. existing in name only
- adj. of or pertaining to the title of a work of art
- adj. of or relating to a legal title to something
- adj. of or bearing a title signifying status or function
- adj. of or associated with or bearing a title signifying nobility
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