Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to a title; being in name or title only; nominal. titulary.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", John Lothrop Motley.