noun \ˈtī-təs\

Definition of TITUS

:  an early Christian convert who assisted Paul in his missionary work
:  a letter written on the subject of pastoral care in the early church and included as a book in the New Testament — see bible table

Origin of TITUS

Late Latin, from Greek Titos
First Known Use: before 12th century


biographical name \ˈtī-təs\

Definition of TITUS

a.d. 39–81 Titus Flavius Vespasianus Rom. emp. (79–81)


biographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

(born Dec. 30, AD 39—died Sept. 13, 81) Roman emperor (79–81). He commanded a Roman legion in Judaea under his father, Vespasian. After Vespasian became emperor (69), he gave Titus full command in Judaea, whereupon Titus captured and destroyed Jerusalem (70). He later took charge of the empire's general military operations. As emperor he developed goodwill in Rome for his extravagant spending; his projects included the completion of the Colosseum. He died suddenly, probably from natural causes, though there were rumours that he was poisoned by Domitian.

Variants of TITUS

Titus in full Titus Vespasianus Augustus orig. Titus Flavius Vespasianus


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