running head , title n (Printing) a heading printed at the top of every page or every other page of a book
abstract of title
n (Property law) a summary of the ownership of land, showing the original grant, conveyances, and any incumbrances
n another name for half-title (of a book)
n any of several titles having no legal significance, such as those borne by the children of peers
1 the short title of a book as printed on the right-hand page preceding the title page
2 a title on a separate page preceding a section of a book
n (Austral) a system of registered ownership of space in multistorey buildings, to be equivalent to the ownership of the land of a single-storey building, (N.Z. equivalent)
n the N.Z. name for →
1 the distinctive name of a work of art, musical or literary composition, etc.
2 a descriptive name, caption, or heading of a section of a book, speech, etc.
4 a name or epithet signifying rank, office, or function
5 a formal designation, such as Mr, Mrs, or Miss
6 an appellation designating nobility
a short for →
b written material giving credits in a film or television programme
a the legal right to possession of property, esp. real property
b the basis of such right
c the documentary evidence of such right
a the heading or a division of a statute, book of law, etc.
b the heading of a suit or action at law
a any customary or established right
b a claim based on such a right
12 a definite spiritual charge or office in the church, without appointment to which a candidate for holy orders cannot lawfully be ordained
13 (R.C. Church) a titular church
14 tr to give a title to
(C13: from Old French, from Latin titulus)
n a deed or document evidencing a person's legal right or title to property, esp. real property
n the page in a book that bears the title, author's name, publisher's imprint, etc.
n the role of the character after whom a play, etc., is named
n (Austral) legal title to land based on record of registration rather than on title deeds
(from Sir Robert Richard Torrens (1814--84), who introduced the system as premier of South Australia in 1857)