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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ti·tle n.
 1. An inscription put over or upon anything as a name by which it is known.
 2. The inscription in the beginning of a book, usually containing the subject of the work, the author's and publisher's names, the date, etc.
 3. Bookbindng The panel for the name, between the bands of the back of a book.
 4. A section or division of a subject, as of a law, a book, specif. Roman & Canon Laws, a chapter or division of a law book.
 5. An appellation of dignity, distinction, or preeminence (hereditary or acquired), given to persons, as duke marquis, honorable, esquire, etc.
    With his former title greet Macbeth.   --Shak.
 6. A name; an appellation; a designation.
 7. Law (a) That which constitutes a just cause of exclusive possession; that which is the foundation of ownership of property, real or personal; a right; as, a good title to an estate, or an imperfect title. (b) The instrument which is evidence of a right. (c) Canon Law That by which a beneficiary holds a benefice.
 8. Anc. Church Records A church to which a priest was ordained, and where he was to reside.
 Title deeds Law, the muniments or evidences of ownership; as, the title deeds to an estate.
 Syn: -- Epithet; name; appellation; denomination. See epithet, and Name.