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ˈtɪtʃ ə lər, ˈtɪt yə-tit·u·lar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. titular, titularyadjective

    of or relating to a legal title to something

    "titulary rights"

  2. titularadjective

    of or bearing a title signifying status or function

    "of titular rank"

  3. titularadjective

    of or pertaining to the title of a work of art

    "performed well in the titular (or title) role"; "the titular theme of the book"

  4. titularadjective

    of or associated with or bearing a title signifying nobility

    "titular dignitaries"

  5. nominal, titularadjective

    existing in name only

    "the nominal (or titular) head of his party"

Wiktionary

  1. titularnoun

    One who holds a title.

    Etymology: From titulus.

  2. titularadjective

    Of, relating to, being, derived from, or having a title.

    Etymology: From titulus.

  3. titularadjective

    Existing in name only; nominal.

    Etymology: From titulus.

  4. titularadjective

    Named or referred to in the title.

    Etymology: From titulus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Titularadjective

    existing in title or name only; nominal; having the title to an office or dignity without discharging its appropriate duties; as, a titular prince

  2. Titularnoun

    a titulary

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Titular

    tit′ū-lar, adj. existing in name or title only: nominal: having the title without the duties of an office.—n. one who enjoys the bare title of an office, without the actual possession of that office: a person invested with a title in virtue of which he holds a benefice, whether he performs its duties or not.—n. Titular′ity.—adv. Tit′ularly.—adj. Tit′ulary, consisting in, or pertaining to, a title.—n. one having the title of an office whether he performs its duties or not.—Titular bishop, in R.C. usage, a bishop without a diocese, taking his title from a place where there is no longer a bishop's see, as in the countries once conquered by Crusaders in the East—before 1882 called 'bishop in partibus infidelium;' Titular church, one of the parish churches of Rome supplying a title to cardinal-priests; Titular of a church, that from which a church takes its special name—distinguished from a patron, who must be a canonised person or an angel; Titulars of the tithes, laymen invested with church lands after the Reformation in Scotland.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of titular in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of titular in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of titular in a Sentence

  1. Bill Gross:

    For some reason still unbeknownst to me they didn't think that was a good idea and they did fire me, in the last few weeks, it blindsided me; I had no idea that an executive committee could fire a founder and the titular leader of the company.

  2. Jay Morgan:

    The President is the titular head of the party, the President bears responsibility for these races as much as anybody. I think it's important that The President tell The President supporters that.

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