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.
Famous quotes containing the word title:
“Fifty million Frenchmen cant be wrong.”
—Anonymous. Popular saying.
Dating from World War Iwhen it was used by U.S. soldiersor before, the saying was associated with nightclub hostess Texas Quinan in the 1920s. It was the title of a song recorded by Sophie Tucker in 1927, and of a Cole Porter musical in 1929.
“Men dont and cant live by exchanging articles, but by producing them. They dont live by trade, but by work. Give up that foolish and vain title of Trades Unions; and take that of Labourers Unions.”
—John Ruskin (18191900)
“And Reason kens he herits in
A haunted house. Tenants unknown
Assert their squalid lease of sin
With earlier title than his own.”
—Robert Bridges (18441930)