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1. One, especially a champion, who holds a title.
2. One that holds legal title to something, such as a motor vehicle.


(General Sporting Terms) a person who holds a title, esp a sporting championship
ˈtitleˌholding adj


(ˈtaɪt lˌhoʊl dər)

1. a person who holds a title.
2. a person who holds a championship.
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Former multi-division champions Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire and former world welterweight titleholder Bernabe Villacampo will be enshrined to immortality in the "Casting of the Fist", one of the highlights of the 18th Gabriel "Flash" Elorde Memorial Awards and Banquet of Champions on March 25 at the Grandballroom of the Okada Manila.
The reigning titleholder is the 4-9 hotpot to give Henderson (above) a seventh success in the Tuesday feature after a flawless campaign this winter.
Titleholder Masato Fernando sets out for a repeat victory in the Underbone King Championship Series.
Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Senator Matt Canavan said the Australian Government has approved Statoils request to become the sole titleholder of Petroleum Exploration Permits EPP39 and EPP40 located off the South Australian coast.
That is second-best among active titleholders behind only heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs), who has knocked out 97 percent of his foes but has faced far inferior opposition.
Ladies interested in competing must complete the application process and be selected as a local city/county titleholder.
The winner will follow in the footsteps of current titleholder Kris'ina Jagpal, who won the crown last March and went on to qualify for the Miss England finals.
UEFA say: "Unless the UEFA Europa League titleholder qualifies for the UEFA Champions League through its domestic championship, it is guaranteed a place in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League.
The ambition is, and will always be, to discover not only a British titleholder in the North East, but a world titleholder.
However, the term "owner" is sometimes defined as the "current titleholder of record.
Manassero, the reigning British Amateur champion, beat 18-year-old Korean An Byeong-hun, the US Amateur titleholder, 5&4 in the 13th annual Georgia Cup match at the Golf Club of Georgia in Atlanta.
1 2 3 4 5 6 Defending champion Lorrys Options has probably been lengthened titleholder a point or so after trainer Dean Childs was honest enough to admit he has had an interrupted preparation, but he has drawn a soft first round heat and, given that he is seven from eight in races over sharp eight-bend trips such as this, will probably still have his supporters at 6-1.