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adjective tit·u·lar \ˈti-chə-lər, ˈtich-lər\

Definition of titular

  1. 1a :  existing in title only; especially :  bearing a title derived from a defunct ecclesiastical jurisdiction (as an episcopal see) <a titular bishop>b :  having the title and usually the honors belonging to an office or dignity without the duties, functions, or responsibilities <the titular head of a political party>

  2. 2 :  bearing a title :  titled

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or constituting a title <the titular hero of the play>

titularly

adverb

Examples of titular in a sentence

  1. Although retired, he remains the titular chairman of the company.

  2. <he's the titular head of the department, though it's the assistant managers who largely run things around here>

Origin and Etymology of titular

Latin titulus title


First Known Use: 1611


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titular

noun tit·u·lar

Definition of titular

  1. :  a person holding a title

1613

First Known Use of titular

1613


TITULAR Defined for English Language Learners

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titular

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adjective tit·u·lar \ˈti-chə-lər, ˈtich-lər\

Definition of titular for English Language Learners

  • : 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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