|n.||1.||An inscription put over or upon anything as a name by which it is known.|
|2.||The inscription in the beginning of a book, usually containing the subject of the work, the author's and publisher's names, the date, etc.|
|3.||(Bookbindng) The panel for the name, between the bands of the back of a book.|
|4.||(Roman & Canon Laws) A section or division of a subject, as of a law, a book, specif. |
|5.||An appellation of dignity, distinction, or preëminence (hereditary or acquired), given to persons, as duke marquis, honorable, esquire, etc.|
|6.||A name; an appellation; a designation.|
|7.||(Law) That which constitutes a just cause of exclusive possession; that which is the foundation of ownership of property, real or personal; a right; |
|8.||(Anc. Church Records) A church to which a priest was ordained, and where he was to reside.|
|v. t.||1.||To call by a title; to name; to entitle.|
|Noun||1.||title - a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with; "Title 8 provided federal help for schools"|
|2.||title - the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.; "he looked for books with the word `jazz' in the title"; "he refused to give titles to his paintings"; "I can never remember movie titles"|
|3.||title - a general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work; "the novel had chapter titles"|
|4.||title - the status of being a champion; "he held the title for two years"|
|5.||title - a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it; "he signed the deed"; "he kept the title to his car in the glove compartment"|
|6.||title - an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. Mr. or General; "the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"|
Synonyms: title of respect
|7.||title - an established or recognized right; "a strong legal claim to the property"; "he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate"; "he staked his claim"|
|8.||title - (usually plural) written material introduced into a movie or TV show to give credits or represent dialogue or explain an action; "the titles go by faster than I can read"|
|9.||title - an appellation signifying nobility; "`your majesty' is the appropriate title to use in addressing a king"|
|10.||title - an informal right to something; "his claim on her attentions"; "his title to fame"|
|Verb||1.||title - give a title to|
|2.||title - designate by an identifying term; "They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"|
TITLE, legislation That part of an act of the legislature by which it is
known, and distinguished from other acts the name of the act.
2. A practice has prevailed of late years to crowd into the same act a mass of heterogeneous matter, so that it is almost impossible to describe, or even to allude to it in the title of the act. This practice has rendered the title of little importance, yet, in some cases, it is material in the construction of an act. 7 East, R. 132, 134; 2 Cranch, 386. See Lord Raym. 77; Hard. 324; Barr. on the Stat. 499, n.
TITLE, persons. Titles are distinctions by which a person is known.
2. The constitution of the United States forbids the tyrant by the United States, or any state of any title of nobility. (q.v.) Titles are bestowed by courtesy on certain officers; the president of the United States sometimes receives the title of excellency; judges and members of congress that of honorable; and members of the bar and justices of the peace are called esquires. Cooper's, Justinian, 416'; Brackenridge's Law Miscell. Index, h.t.
3. Titles are assumed by foreign princes, and, among their subjects they may exact these marks of honor, but in their intercourse with foreign nations they are not entitled to them as a matter of right. Wheat. Intern. Law, pt. 2, c. 3, Sec. 6.
TITLE, literature. The particular division of a subject, as a law, a book, and the like; for example, Digest, book 1, title 2; for the law relating to bills of exchange, see Bacon's Abridgment, title Merchant.
TITLE, rights. The name of a newspaper a book, and the like.
2. The owner of a newspaper, having particular title, has a right to such title, an an injunction will lie to prevent its use un lawfully by another. 8 Paige, 75. See Pardess. n. 170.
TITLE, pleading, rights. The right of action which the plaintiff has; the declaration must show the plaintiff's title, and if such title be not shown in that instrument, the defect cannot be cured by any of the future pleadings. Bac. Ab. Pleas, &c. B 1.absolute interest, acknowledgments, adverse possession, alodium, appellative, appurtenance, argument, authority, back, back matter, banner, banner head, baptize, bastard title, benefit, best seller, bibliography, binomen, binomial name, birthright, blood, book, bound book, bracket, branch, burgage, byword, call, caption, caste, catch line, catchword, category, championship, christen, clan, class, classic, cognomen, colony, colophon, coloring book, common, conjugal right, contents, contents page, contingent interest, copyright page, crown, cryptonym, de facto, de jure, dedication, define, definitive work, demand, denominate, dependency, derivative title, desert, designate, designation, divine right, division, droit, drop head, dropline, dub, easement, empty title, endleaf, endpaper, endsheet, entitle, entitlement, epigraph, eponym, equitable interest, equity, errata, estate, euonym, faculty, fee fief, fee position, fee simple, fee simple absolute, fee simple conditional, fee simple defeasible, fee simple determinable, fee tail, feodum, feud, fiefdom, flyleaf, folio, fore edge, foreword, frankalmoign, free socage, freehold, front matter, gavelkind, grade, great work, ground, group, grouping, half-title page, handle, hanger, hardback, having title to, head, head up, headline, hold, holding, honorific, hyponym, identify, imprint, inalienable right, index, inscription, interest, introduction, jump head, justification, juvenile, juvenile book, kin, knight service, label, lay fee, leaf, lease, leasehold, legal claim, legal possession, legend, level, limitation, limp-cover book, magnum opus, makeup, mandate, moniker, motto, namesake, natural right, nickname, nomen, nomen nudum, nominate, nonbook, notebook, novel, occupancy, occupation, opus, opuscule, opusculum, order, original title, overline, owning, page, paperback, part, percentage, picture book, pigeonhole, playbook, pocket book, position, possessing, possession, power, prayer book, predicament, preface, preliminaries, preoccupancy, preoccupation, prepossession, prerogative, prescription, presumptive right, pretense, pretension, production, proof, proper claim, proper name, proper noun, property, property right, property rights, proprietary rights, psalmbook, psalter, publication, race, rank, rating, reason, recto, reverso, right of entry, rubric, running head, running title, scarehead, scientific name, screamer, secret name, section, seisin, sept, serial, set, settlement, signature, sketchbook, socage, soft-cover, songbook, specify, spread, spreadhead, squatting, stake, standard work, station, status, storybook, strain, stratum, streamer, strict settlement, style, subdivision, subgroup, subhead, subheading, sublease, suborder, subtitle, superscription, table of contents, tag, tail, tautonym, tenancy, tenantry, tenure, tenure in chivalry, term, text, title page, tome, trade book, trim size, trinomen, trinomial name, trust, type page, underlease, undertenancy, use, usucapion, verso, vested interest, vested right, villein socage, villeinhold, villenage, volume, work, writing