Titular is funny

Thursday, December 28, 2006

But it doesn't mean what you think it might^^

titular |ˈti ch ələr| adjective 1 holding or constituting a purely formal position or title without any real authority : the queen is titular head of the Church of England | a titular post. • [ attrib. ] (of a cleric) nominally appointed to serve a diocese, abbey, or other foundation no longer in existence, and typically in fact having authority in another capacity. 2 denoting a person or thing from whom or which the name of an artistic work or similar is taken : the work's titular song. • [ attrib. ] denoting any of the parish churches in Rome to which cardinals are formally appointed : the priests of the titular churches.

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