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Dictionary definition for: Title

1. (v) give a title to

2. (n) 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"

3. (v) designate by an identifying term; "They styled their nation "The Confederate States"

4. (n) 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"

5. (n) a general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work; "the novel had chapter titles"

6. (n) the status of being a champion; "he held the title for two years"

7. (n) 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"

8. (n) an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. Mr. or General; "the professor didn''t like his friends to use his formal title"

9. (n) 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"

10. (n) (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"

11. (n) an appellation signifying nobility; "your majesty" is the appropriate title to use in addressing a king"

12. (n) an informal right to something; "his claim on her attentions" "his title to fame"

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