Definition of titular
1a : 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 partyb : existing in title only; especially : bearing a title derived from a defunct ecclesiastical jurisdiction (such as an episcopal see) a titular bishop
2 : of, relating to, or constituting a title the titular hero of the play
3 : bearing a title : titled
Examples of titular in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of titular from the Web
Penn played the titular role of THE Gossip Girl in the CW's hit show, using anonymous tips to post the every move of It-girls Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf, among others, online — all while trying to win Serena's heart.
But in the new Spike adaptation of The Mist, created by Christian Torpe and airing Thursday, the ugly side of Bridgton (renamed Bridgefield) is on full display long before the titular cloud rolls in.
What happens when a political elite concludes that the real or titular head of state has to be deposed in the interests of the country as a whole?
Assassin’s Creed Origins After a one-year hiatus Assassin’s Creed is back, this time in Ancient Egypt to explore the origin of the titular Assassin Order.
The show stars Rachel Brosnahan, who previously appeared on House of Cards, as the titular, fast-talking Midge Maisel.
Largely influenced by the Diana Prince era of the comics, the 1974 ABC made-for-television movie cast a blonde actress, Cathy Lee Crosby, in the titular role.
Earlier, Myanmar’s titular president, Htin Kyaw, received a six-day state visit.
Like her titular character, Magnoli uses a wheelchair due to a birth defect called spina bifida.
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Origin and Etymology of titular
Latin titulus title
First Known Use: 1611See Words from the same year
Definition of titular
: a person holding a title
First Known Use of titular
TITULAR Defined for English Language Learners
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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