from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A titleholder; a titular.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Alternative form of titular.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting in a title; titular.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a title.
  • n. A person invested with a title, in virtue of which he holds an office or benefice, whether he performs the duties of it or not.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting in a title; bearing a title; titular.
  • Of or pertaining to a title; dependent upon or proceeding from a right or title.
  • n. The holder of a title; a titular incumbent or holder.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to a legal title to something


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