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for Title deeds
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Title \Ti"tle\ (t[imac]"t'l), n. [OF. title, F. titre, L.
titulus an inscription, label, title, sign, token. Cf.
Tilde, Titrate, Titular.]
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
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.
(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
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,
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