What is title?

  • (noun): An established or recognized right.
    Example: "He had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate"
    Synonyms: claim
    See also — Additional definitions below

Title

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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Quiet 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 ... 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 property ... The action to quiet title resembles other forms of "preventive adjudication," such as the declaratory judgment ...
Shogun - Etymology
... He became the practical ruler of Japan, and received the title sei-i taishōgun ... Thereafter, the heads of three successive shogunates received the same title ... conditions had to be met in order for a warlord to be bestowed the title of shogun ...
2005 US Open (tennis) - Seniors - Men's Singles
... Roger Federer def ... Andre Agassi, 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(1), 6–1 It was Federer's 10th title of the year, and his 32nd overall ...
Forensic Pathology - Investigation of Death - Terminology Is Not Consistent Across Jurisdictions
... 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 ...
2003 Wimbledon Championships - Seniors - Men's Singles
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 ... became the first Swiss male player to win a Grand Slam singles title ...

More definitions of "title":

  • (verb): Designate by an identifying term.
    Synonyms: style
  • (noun): A general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work.
    Example: "The novel had chapter titles"
  • (verb): Give a title to.
    Synonyms: entitle
  • (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): 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
  • (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 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): An informal right to something.
    Example: "His title to fame"
    Synonyms: claim
  • (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 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"
    Synonyms: championship

Famous quotes containing the word title:

    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)

    A familiar name cannot make a man less strange to me. It may be given to a savage who retains in secret his own wild title earned in the woods. We have a wild savage in us, and a savage name is perchance somewhere recorded as ours.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    It was his title that killed me. I had never spoken to a lord before. Oh, me! what a fool, what a beast I have been!
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)