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Definitions of titular

  1. One who holds the title of an office, but does not possess the power and authority belonging to it. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. A person invested with a title of an office without possessing the power or performing the duties attached to it. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. A person invested with a title to an office, but who does not discharge its duties. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. TITULARLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. being such in name only; "the nominal (or titular) head of his party" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. of or associated with or bearing a title signifying status or function; "titular dignitaries" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. of or associated with or bearing a title signifying nobility; "of titular rank" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Existing in title or name only; nominal; having the title to an office or dignity without discharging its appropriate duties; as, a titular prince. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Pertaining to, having, or resulting from, a title; existing in name or title only; nominal; as, a titular duke. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Titulary. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Existing in name or title only: nominal: having the title without the duties of an office. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Existing in name only; having the title of an office without the duties. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Pertaining to a title; being in name or title only; nominal. titulary. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Nominal; having or conferring the title only. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Existing in name or title only; having the title without possession or enjoyment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for titular

  1. The titular queen was Maacah, who was represented as a daughter of Absalom. – History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 6 (of 12) by G. Maspero
  2. On every occasion in the Gentleman's Magazine, when compelled to notice this illustrious imposition, he always struck out his own name, and muffled himself up under his titular office of " The Director!" – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) by Isaac Disraeli
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