Definition of titular
- the titular head of a political party
- a titular bishop
- the titular hero of the play
Although retired, he remains the titular chairman of the company.
he's the titular head of the department, though it's the assistant managers who largely run things around here
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First Known Use: 1611See Words from the same year
: having an important or impressive title but not having the power or duties that usually go with it
: having the name of the character that occurs in the title of a movie, play, etc.
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