Definition of titular adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtɪtjulə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪtʃələr//
    [only before noun]
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  1. 1(formal) having a particular title or status but no real power or authority synonym nominal the titular head of state
  2. 2the titular character of a book, play, film/movie, etc. is the one mentioned in the title synonym eponymous
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent. (in the sense ‘existing only in name’): from French titulaire or modern Latin titularis, from titulus ‘inscription, title’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: titular