title n

OFr superscription.

  1. Denomination; designation; written claim; appellation of royalty, nobility, or privilege; (see John 19:19-20); [fig.] inscription; writing; poetry.
  2. Surname; [fig.] covenant; promise of future blessings; [metaphor] betrothal; troth; engagement; espousal; pledge of fidelity; plight of true love.
  3. Name for a book.
  4. Deed; entitlement; proof of ownership; inherited family name and property; [fig.] last ill and testament.
  5. Identity; moniker; given name.
  6. Phrase. “Title Deed”: charter; inscription; official document; legal paper that authenticates a claim.

title [-d] v

see title, n.

  1. Christened; nominated; given a name; [fig.] elected; chosen; set apart from the world; [metaphor] baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
  2. Promised; entitled; qualified.