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tit•u•lar



Pronunciation: (tich'u-lur, tit'yu-), [key]
adj.
1. existing or being such in title only; nominal; having the title but none of the associated duties, powers, etc.: the titular head of the company.
2. from whom or which a title or name is taken: His titular Saint is Michael.
3. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a title.
4. having a title, esp. of rank.
5. designating any of the Roman Catholic churches in Rome whose nominal incumbents are cardinals.

n.
1. a person who bears a title.
2. a person from whom or thing from which a title or name is taken.
3. Eccles.a person entitled to a benefice but not required to perform its duties.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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