Adjective(1) of or relating to a legal title to something(2) of or bearing a title signifying status or function(3) of or pertaining to the title of a work of art, or title(4) of or associated with or bearing a title signifying nobility(5) existing in name only, or titular
(1) The titular ghosts of the title, Lord Byron, Lord Nelson and Queen Bodicea, are spectral bodies who aide and guide our heroes through the treacherous realm of the demonic forces.(2) The imperial court in Kyoto was downgraded to a purely titular power.(3) Predictably, the monks fought him tooth and nail; ruthlessly, the archbishop, who was their titular abbot, exiled them and broke their resistance.(4) Come to think of it, if I was a socialist leader (in a real and not titular sense), and Castro had saved me from a coup attempt while offering free doctors and so on, I don't know that I would turn it down.(5) It is inconceivable that a future King of England would consider marrying outside his own Church, since the moment he assumes the throne, he will become the titular head of the Church of England.(6) Several of Russia's national districts unilaterally raised themselves to the higher form, but only five of what came to be twenty-one national republics inside Russia had a majority of the titular nationality.(7) For Penny, a largely titular position and tolerance of lax management seem out of character.(8) On the opener ├ö├ç├┐I Don't Blame You,├ö├ç├û the singer is accompanied by a simple piano melody, adding more power to the accusation her voice harbors despite the song's titular disclaimer.(9) Despite the suppression a number of monks remained on in Duiske and titular abbots continued to be appointed up to 1686.(10) His position as chief executive was seemingly titular under Johnson, as he was never implicated in any of the police or FA investigations.(11) Prince Charles will be titular head of the Church of England if he becomes monarch, which we all hope he will one day.(12) In this case, the neighbourhood is Queens, the young man is newcomer Rob Brown, and the mentor character is Sean Connery, who plays the titular Forrester, a reclusive, J.D. Salingeresque author.(13) The presidency would become increasingly titular and ceremonial, relying on advisors to run the day to day affairs of government.(14) The Queen, titular head of the Church of England, received him at Buckingham Palace.(15) Sadly, she is to be the author of the titular article, inspired by the third-date dumping of her friend.(16) The strength of this study can be found in its identification of themes that board chairs utilize to enhance their ability to assume a true leadership position rather than simply fulfilling a titular role.