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titular

tit·u·lar

titular

 
pronunciation:
tI ch lr [or] tIt y lr
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having a title but none of the power or responsibility related to it; nominal.
Although the young boy was the titular ruler, the power resided in his uncle.
similar words:
nominal
definition 2: of, relating to, or associated with a title.
the titular character of the novel
definition 3: holding a title of rank.
the titular gentry
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: someone who has a title.
definition 2: the person or thing from which a title or other designation is taken.
derivations: titularly (adv.), titularity (n.)