titulus

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titulus

(ˈtɪtjʊləs)
n, pl -li (-laɪ)
1. (Historical Terms) history a sign bearing the condemned man's name and crime, attached to the top of the cross at a crucifixion
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) history a sign bearing the condemned man's name and crime, attached to the top of the cross at a crucifixion
[from Latin, literally: inscription, label, title]
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