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tit·u·lar

 (tĭch′ə-lər)
adj.
1. Relating to, having the nature of, or constituting a title.
2.
a. Existing in name only; nominal: the titular head of the family.
b. Bearing the title of a church or monastery that is no longer active.
3. Bearing a title: titular dignitaries.
4. Derived from a title: the titular role in a play.
n.
One who holds a title.

[From Latin titulus, title.]

titular

(ˈtɪtjʊlə) or

titulary

adj
1. of, relating to, or of the nature of a title
2. in name only
3. bearing a title
4. giving a title
5. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church designating any of certain churches in Rome to whom cardinals or bishops are attached as their nominal incumbents
n, pl -lars or -laries
6. the bearer of a title
7. the bearer of a nominal office
[C18: from French titulaire, from Latin titulus title]
ˈtitularly adv

tit•u•lar

(ˈtɪtʃ ə lər, ˈtɪt yə-)

adj.
1. being such in title only; nominal.
2. bearing the same name as the title: the titular hero of the novel.
3. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a title.
4. having a title, esp. of rank.
n.
5. a person who bears a title.
6. a person from whom or thing from which a title or name is taken.
7. an ecclesiastic entitled to a benefice but not required to perform its duties.
[1585–95; < Latin titul(us) title + -ar1]
tit`u•lar′i•ty, n.
tit′u•lar•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.titular - of or relating to a legal title to something; "titulary rights"
2.titular - of or bearing a title signifying status or function; "of titular rank"
3.titular - of or pertaining to the title of a work of art; "performed well in the titular (or title) role"; "the titular theme of the book"
4.titular - of or associated with or bearing a title signifying nobility; "titular dignitaries"
5.titular - existing in name only; "the nominal (or titular) head of his party"
formal - being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress); "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education"

titular

adjective in name only, so-called, token, theoretical, puppet, honorary, nominal, putative He is titular head, and merely signs laws occasionally.
real, true, effective, functioning, actual
Translations
nominaaltiteldragertitelvoerdertitulair

titular

[ˈtɪtjʊləʳ] ADJtitular; (= in name only) → nominal

titular

[ˈtɪtjʊlər] adj (= in name) → à titre honorifique

titular

adj
possessionszum Titel gehörend
(= without real authority)nominell; (Univ) degreeEhren-; titular bishopTitularbischof m

titular

[ˈtɪtjʊləʳ] adj (in name only) → nominale
References in classic literature ?
Thrones, Dominations, Princedomes, Vertues, Powers, If these magnific Titles yet remain Not meerly titular, since by Decree Another now hath to himself ingross't All Power, and us eclipst under the name Of King anointed, for whom all this haste Of midnight march, and hurried meeting here, This onely to consult how we may best With what may be devis'd of honours new Receive him coming to receive from us Knee-tribute yet unpaid, prostration vile, Too much to one, but double how endur'd, To one and to his image now proclaim'd?
He mingles in the narrative, therefore, a well deserved feeling of execration against the tyrant who employed the torture, which a tone of ridicule towards the patient, as if, after all, it had not been ill bestowed on such an equivocal and amphibious character as a titular abbot.
Every reader must recollect, that after the fall of the Catholic Church, and the Presbyterian Church Government had been established by law, the rank, and especially the wealth, of the Bishops, Abbots, Priors, and so forth, were no longer vested in ecclesiastics, but in lay impropriators of the church revenues, or, as the Scottish lawyers called them, titulars of the temporalities of the benefice, though having no claim to the spiritual character of their predecessors in office.
The money was paid, and I became the vassal of Colonel Silky; a titular soldier, but a traveling trader, who never lost sight of the main chance either in his campaigns, his journeys, or his pleasures.
Call every man on your way, and bid him be stirring; name him by his lineage and by his father's name, give each all titular observance, and stand not too much upon your own dignity; we must take our full share of toil, for at our birth Jove laid this heavy burden upon us.
He was tall lean fine, with little in him, on the whole, to confirm the titular in the "Colonel Voyt" by which he was announced.
I fell under that titular avalanche a torn and blighted thing.
A man is to carry himself in the presence of all opposition as if every thing were titular and ephemeral but he.
The broken Sedley would have acted well as the boarding-house landlady's husband; the Munoz of private life; the titular lord and master: the carver, house-steward, and humble husband of the occupier of the dingy throne.
In the second by allowing me to lay before you certain grave and very serious charges against the Order of the Yellow Crayon, of which your Majesty is the titular head.
It is true that I am the titular head of this organisation.
I have always respected education when in conjunction with genuine sentiments, and I am besides a titular counsellor in rank.