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Title

Etymology: L, titulus, title
a section of the Social Security Act that provides for the establishment, funding, and regulation of a service to a specific segment of the population. Examples include Title XIX, which includes medical coverage under Medicaid, and Title X, which awards lump-sum grants for family planning programs.

title

An honorific designation (Sir, Dr, Lord, Rev, Lady) that a person has inherited, acquired by degree or been given by a deeming authority or monarch.

title

Vox populi The official designation of a thing. See Job title.
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And he and they liked me, and respected my office; but as an animal, without birth or sham title, they looked down upon me -- and were not par- ticularly private about it, either.
I should have shed tears myself," said the curate when he heard the title, "had I ordered that book to be burned, for its author was one of the famous poets of the world, not to say of Spain, and was very happy in the translation of some of Ovid's fables.
It is ESSENTIAL to such a government that it be derived from the great body of the society, not from an inconsiderable proportion, or a favored class of it; otherwise a handful of tyrannical nobles, exercising their oppressions by a delegation of their powers, might aspire to the rank of republicans, and claim for their government the honorable title of republic.
I have acquired the bad habit of calling persons by their titles from living in a country where barons are still barons by right of birth.
Well, my friend, I am come to give you this very title which you wish for so much.
By that accolade had the Supreme Government acknowledged his title before all men.
With a firm, steady-eyed impudence, which seemed to hold back the threat of some abominable menace, he would proceed to sell over the counter some object looking obviously and scandalously not worth the money which passed in the transaction: a small cardboard box with apparently nothing inside, for instance, or one of those carefully closed yellow flimsy envelopes, or a soiled volume in paper covers with a promising title.
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the thirteenth day of June, in the forty-seventh year of the Independence of the United States of America, Charles Wiley, of the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words and figures following, to wit:
It was off that other cape which is always deprived of its title as the Cape of Good Hope is robbed of its name.
If you choose to use that title," said the Warden: "but 'Your Excellency' will be the proper style of address.
My Father seduced by the false glare of Fortune and the Deluding Pomp of Title, insisted on my giving my hand to Lady Dorothea.
and will be induced to inquire by what species of courtesy these attempts have been permitted to assume that title.