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TI'TLE, n. [L. titulus. This may belong to the family of Gr. to set or put.]

1. An inscription put over any thing as a name by which it is known.

2. The inscription in the beginning of a book, containing the subject of the work, and sometimes the author's name.

3. In the civil and canon laws, a chapter or division of a book.

4. An appellation of dignity, distinction or pre-eminence given to persons; as duke, marquis and the like.

5. A name; an appellation.

Ill worthy I such title should belong

To me transgressor.

6. Right; or that which constitutes a just cause of exclusive possession; that which is the foundation of ownership; as a good title to an estate; or an imperfect title. The lowest degree of title is naked possession, and lastly the right of property, all which united complete the title.

But possession is not essential to a complete title. A title to personal property may be acquired by occupancy. A claim is not a title.

7. The instrument which is evidence of a right.

8. In the canon law, that by which a beneficiary holds a benefice. This is true and valid, or colorable. A valid title gives a right to the benefice. A colorable title appears to be valid, but is not.

9. In ancient church records, a church to which a priest was ordained, and where he was to reside.

TI'TLE, v.t. To name; to call; to entitle.




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TI'TLE, n. [L. titulus. This may belong to the family of Gr. to set or put.]

1. An inscription put over any thing as a name by which it is known.

2. The inscription in the beginning of a book, containing the subject of the work, and sometimes the author's name.

3. In the civil and canon laws, a chapter or division of a book.

4. An appellation of dignity, distinction or pre-eminence given to persons; as duke, marquis and the like.

5. A name; an appellation.

Ill worthy I such title should belong

To me transgressor.

6. Right; or that which constitutes a just cause of exclusive possession; that which is the foundation of ownership; as a good title to an estate; or an imperfect title. The lowest degree of title is naked possession, and lastly the right of property, all which united complete the title.

But possession is not essential to a complete title. A title to personal property may be acquired by occupancy. A claim is not a title.

7. The instrument which is evidence of a right.

8. In the canon law, that by which a beneficiary holds a benefice. This is true and valid, or colorable. A valid title gives a right to the benefice. A colorable title appears to be valid, but is not.

9. In ancient church records, a church to which a priest was ordained, and where he was to reside.

TI'TLE, v.t. To name; to call; to entitle.


TI'TLE, n. [L. titulus; It. titolo. This may belong to the family of Gr. τιθημι, to set or put; Sax. tithian, to give.]

  1. An inscription put over any thing as a name by which it is known.
  2. The inscription in the beginning of a book, containing the subject of the work, and sometimes the author's name.
  3. In the civil and canon laws, a chapter or division of a book.
  4. An appellation of dignity, distinction or pre-eminence given to persons; as duke, marquis and the like. – Cyc.
  5. A name; an appellation. Ill worthy I such title should belong / To me transgressor. – Milton.
  6. Right; or that which constitutes a just cause of exclusive possession; that which is the foundation of ownership; as, a good title to an estate; or an imperfect title. The lowest degree of title is naked possession, then comes the right of possession, and lastly the right of property, all which united complete the title. – Blackstone. But possession is not essential to a complete title. A title to personal property may be acquired by occupancy. A claim is not a title.
  7. The instrument which is evidence of a right
  8. In the canon law, that by which a beneficiary holds a benefice. This is true and valid, or colorable. A valid title gives a right to the benefice. A colorable title appears to be valid, but is not. – Cyc.
  9. In ancient church records, a church to which a priest was ordained, and where he was to reside. – Cowel.

TI'TLE, v.t.

To name; to call; to entitle. – Milton.


Ti"tle
  1. An inscription put over or upon anything as a name by which it is known.
  2. To call by a title] to name; to entitle.

    Hadrian, having quieted the island, took it for honor to be titled on his coin, "The Restorer of Britain." Milton.

  3. The inscription in the beginning of a book, usually containing the subject of the work, the author's and publisher's names, the date, etc.
  4. The panel for the name, between the bands of the back of a book.
  5. A section or division of a subject, as of a law, a book, specif. (Roman *** Canon Laws), a chapter or division of a law book.
  6. An appellation of dignity, distinction, or preë]minence (hereditary or acquired), given to persons, as duke marquis, honorable, esquire, etc.

    With his former title greet Macbeth. Shak.

  7. A name; an appellation; a designation.
  8. That which constitutes a just cause of exclusive possession; that which is the foundation of ownership of property, real or personal; a right; as, a good title to an estate, or an imperfect title.

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  9. A church to which a priest was ordained, and where he was to reside.

    Title deeds (Law), the muniments or evidences of ownership; as, the title deeds to an estate.

    Syn. -- Epithet; name; appellation; denomination. See epithet, and Name.

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Title

TI'TLE, noun [Latin titulus. This may belong to the family of Gr. to set or put.]

1. An inscription put over any thing as a name by which it is known.

2. The inscription in the beginning of a book, containing the subject of the work, and sometimes the author's name.

3. In the civil and canon laws, a chapter or division of a book.

4. An appellation of dignity, distinction or pre-eminence given to persons; as duke, marquis and the like.

5. A name; an appellation.

Ill worthy I such title should belong

To me transgressor.

6. Right; or that which constitutes a just cause of exclusive possession; that which is the foundation of ownership; as a good title to an estate; or an imperfect title The lowest degree of title is naked possession, and lastly the right of property, all which united complete the title

But possession is not essential to a complete title A title to personal property may be acquired by occupancy. A claim is not a title

7. The instrument which is evidence of a right.

8. In the canon law, that by which a beneficiary holds a benefice. This is true and valid, or colorable. A valid title gives a right to the benefice. A colorable title appears to be valid, but is not.

9. In ancient church records, a church to which a priest was ordained, and where he was to reside.

TI'TLE, verb transitive To name; to call; to entitle.

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