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English definition of “title”

title

noun     /ˈtaɪtl/
[C] the name of a book , film , article , piece of music , etc.: The title of the film was "An Unreasonable Man".with/under a title The report is about to be published under the title Choosing Futures .
[C] a book with a particular title that is produced by a publisher : The publishing company has just 30 titles on its current list .
[C] a word that is sometimes used in front of someone's name to show their position : Use the pull-down menu to enter your title (Mr, Ms, Mrs , Dr, etc.).
[C] HR the name of a particular job in an organization : I have a new title: I'm Director of HR and Training .keep/give up/relinquish a title He gave up the title of CEO four years ago. I think his title is Chief of Staff . → See also job title
[S] a position that a person or team gets by beating all the others in a sports competition : hold/win/defend a title The champion could not defend her title following knee surgery . the Premiership / World Series / Grand Slam title
[C or U] LAW, PROPERTY the legal right to own a building or a piece of land : have/hold (the) title He did not have title and therefore could not transfer the property to anyone else . Who holds the title to the property ?
→ See also absolute title, abstract of title, bad title, deducing title, defective title, document of title, marketable title, proof of title, registered title, root of title, paper title, strata title
(Definition of title noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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