A title is a prefix or suffix added to someone's name in certain contexts. They may signify either veneration, an official position or a professional or academic qualification. In some languages, titles may be inserted before a last name (for example, Graf in German, Cardinal in Catholic usage or clerical titles such as Archbishop). Some titles are hereditary.
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... In some jurisdictions, the title of "Medical Examiner" is used by a non-physician, elected official involved in medicolegal death investigation ... Similarly, the title "coroner" is applied to both physicians and non-physicians ... However, in some jurisdictions the title of "Coroner" is exclusively used by physicians ...
... He became the practical ruler of Japan, and received the title sei-i taishōgun ... the heads of three successive shogunates received the same title ... in order for a warlord to be bestowed the title of shogun ...
... Philippoussis, 7–6(7-5), 6–2, 7–6(7-3) It was Federer's 5th title of the year, and his 9th overall ... It was his 1st career Grand Slam title ... He became the first Swiss male player to win a Grand Slam singles title ...
... Agassi, 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(1), 6–1 It was Federer's 10th title of the year, and his 32nd overall ... It was his 6th career Grand Slam title, and his 2nd (consecutive) US Open title ...
... An action to quiet title is a lawsuit brought in a court having jurisdiction over land disputes, in order to establish a party's title to real property against anyone and everyone ... This legal action is "brought to remove a cloud on the title" so that plaintiff and those in privity with him may forever be free of claims against the ... The action to quiet title resembles other forms of "preventive adjudication," such as the declaratory judgment ...
More definitions of "title":
- (noun): An identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. Mr. or General.
Example: "The professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"
Synonyms: title of respect
- (noun): An informal right to something.
Example: "His title to fame"
- (noun): (usually plural) written material introduced into a movie or TV show to give credits or represent dialogue or explain an action.
Example: "The titles go by faster than I can read"
- (noun): An established or recognized right.
Example: "He had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate"
- (noun): An appellation signifying nobility.
Example: "'your majesty' is the appropriate title to use in addressing a king"
- (noun): The status of being a champion.
Example: "He held the title for two years"
- (noun): The name of a work of art or literary composition etc..
Example: "He looked for books with the word 'jazz' in the title"; "he refused to give titles to his paintings"; "I can never remember movie titles"
- (noun): A legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it.
Example: "He kept the title to his car in the glove compartment"
Synonyms: deed, deed of conveyance
- (verb): Give a title to.
- (noun): A heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with.
Example: "Title 8 provided federal help for schools"
Synonyms: statute title, rubric
- (noun): A general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work.
Example: "The novel had chapter titles"
Famous quotes containing the word title:
“Et in Arcadia ego.
[I too am in Arcadia.]”
Tomb inscription, appearing in classical paintings by Guercino and Poussin, among others. The words probably mean that even the most ideal earthly lives are mortal. Arcadia, a mountainous region in the central Peloponnese, Greece, was the rustic abode of Pan, depicted in literature and art as a land of innocence and ease, and was the title of Sir Philip Sidneys pastoral romance (1590)
“One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to the place where he arose.”
—Bible: Hebrew Ecclesiastes, 1:4-5.
Ernest Hemingway took the title The Sun Also Rises (1926)
“He that rebels against reason is a real rebel, but he that in defence of reason rebels against tyranny has a better title to Defender of the Faith, than George the Third.”
—Thomas Paine (17371809)