n. An inscription placed on or over something to distinguish or specialize it; an affixed individualizing term or phrase.n. A prefixed designating word, phrase, or combination of phrases; an initial written or printed designation; the distinguishing name attached to a written production of any kind: as, the title of a book, a chapter or section of a book, etc.; the title of a poem.n. Same as title-page, in some technical or occasional uses.n. In bookbinding, the panel on the back of which the name of the book is imprinted.n. A descriptive caption or heading to a document; the formula by which a legal instrument of any kind is headed: as, the title of an act of Congress or of Parliament; the title of a deed, a writ, or an affidavit.n. In some statutes, law-books, and the like, a division or subdivision of the subject, usually a larger division than article or section.n. A characterizing term of address; a descriptive name or epithet.n. Specifically, a distinguishing appellation belonging to a person by right of rank or endowment, or assigned to him as a mark of respect or courtesy. ; ; ; ; ;n. Titular or aristocratic rank; titled nobility or dignity.n. A grade or degree of fineness; especially, the number of carats by which the fineness of gold is expressed.n. A claim; a right; a designated ground of claim; a conferred or acquired warrant; an attributed privilege or franchise.n. An inherent or established right; a fixed franchise; a just or recognized claim.n. In law: Ownership: as, the title was not in the husband, but in his wife; her title was subject to encumbrance.n. The channel through which an owner has acquired his right; the collection of facts from which, by the operation of law, his right arises: as, an abstract of title sets forth the chain of instruments, etc., by which the owner became owner.n. Absolute ownership; the unencumbered fee. In a contract to convey title or to warrant the title, the word is usually understood in this sense, in which it includes the right of property, the right of possession, and actual possession.n. The instrument which is evidence of a right; a title-deed.n. Hence, a source or evidence of any right or privilege; that which establishes a claim or an attribution: as, Gray's “Elegy” is his chief title to fame; his discharge is his title of exemption.n. Eccles.: Originally, a district in the city of Rome with taxable revenue; hence, a district in that city attached to a parish church; a Roman parish church, as distinguished from a basilica or an oratory. The clergy belonging to these churches received the epithet “cardinal,” whence the title cardinal.n. A fixed sphere of work and source of income, required as a condition of ordination.n. Same as tittle.n. Synonyms Designation, etc. See name.To call by a title, or by the title of; entitle; name.To give a right to be entitled; bestow or confer the title or designation of.