What is title?

  • (noun): An informal right to something.
    Example: "His title to fame"
    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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2005 US Open (tennis) - Seniors - Men's Singles
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 ...
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 anyone and ... 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 ...
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 ... first, in what was to become 5 consecutive Wimbledon men's singles titles ...
Shogun - Etymology
... the practical ruler of Japan, and received the title sei-i taishōgun ... Thereafter, the heads of three successive shogunates received the same title ... certain conditions had to be met in order for a warlord to be bestowed the title of shogun ...
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 ...

More definitions of "title":

  • (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
  • (verb): Give a title to.
    Synonyms: entitle
  • (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): An appellation signifying nobility.
    Example: "'your majesty' is the appropriate title to use in addressing a king"
  • (noun): An established or recognized right.
    Example: "He had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate"
    Synonyms: claim
  • (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 status of being a champion.
    Example: "He held the title for two years"
    Synonyms: championship
  • (noun): A general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work.
    Example: "The novel had chapter titles"
  • (verb): Designate by an identifying term.
    Synonyms: style
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word title:

    Now that the steam engine rules the world, a title is an absurdity, still I am all dressed up in this title. It will crush me if I do not support it. The title attracts attention to myself.
    Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783–1842)

    If any ambitious man have a fancy to revolutionize, at one effort, the universal world of human thought, human opinion, and human sentiment, the opportunity is his own—the road to immortal renown lies straight, open, and unencumbered before him. All that he has to do is to write and publish a very little book. Its title should be simple—a few plain words—”My Heart Laid Bare.” But—this little book must be true to its title.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1845)

    Eternity is not ours by right; and, alone, unrequited sufferings here, form no title thereto.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)