What does the word titular mean?

Usage examples for titular

  1. Constant complaints poured in from all quarters, that the backs and shoulders, not only of titular but even of court councillors, were exposed to the danger of a cold, on account of the frequent dragging off of their cloaks. – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  2. So old Tichel came into his own at last; he became the titular master of the ship, and Faith was content to let him hold the reins, so long as he did as she desired. – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  3. By his assumption of Jacqueline's dominions, he was now lord of Holland, Zeland, and Hainault, and titular master of Friesland. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley