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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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It is written that every man who received such a beating from the Father of Waterwheels who slow the Emirs, should instantly begin a lawsuit, because the title to his land is not valid.
Athos, who was of as high birth as the emperor and who inherits one estate which gives him the title of comte, what is he to do with all those dignities -- the Comte de la Fere, Comte de Bragelonne?
Unfortunately," said Monte Cristo, "one's title to a millionaire does not last for life, like that of baron, peer of France, or Academician; for example, the millionaires Franck & Poulmann, of Frankfort, who have just become bankrupts.
This work was divided into four (Suidas says five) books, the last one (or two) of which was known as the "Eoiae" and may have been again a distinct poem: the curious title will be explained presently.
The title seems to have arisen in the following way
This, again, as we know from fragments, was a list of heroines who bare children to the gods: from the title we must suppose it to have been much longer that the simple "Eoiae", but its extent is unknown.
Northanger Abbey was written in 1797-98 under a different title.
Why, that's been changed into 'shall be absolute governor for life, with the title of Emperor, if elected to that office by the people.
And I'll take the title of Emperor, as soon as we can safely hold an Election.
Seniors Emmaline Hartel and Gabriel Guzman led area efforts in the Los Angeles City Section cross country championships Saturday morning at Pierce College and in the process led their teams to City titles.
We have as close to perfect titles in Iowa as anywhere in the United States.
NewsRx, publisher of professional health and medical newsletters and databases for 20 years, is moving into law and business publishing with the addition of 56 new titles for 2004.