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1. Relating to, having the nature of, or constituting a title.
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b. Bearing the title of a church or monastery that is no longer active.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.
One who holds a title.
[From Latin titulus, title.]
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]
tit•u•lar(ˈtɪtʃ ə lər, ˈtɪt yə-)
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.
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|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"