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abbé a title of respect for any clergyman, esp. in France.
accede to come into possession of an office, title, or the like (usu. fol. by to). [1/2 definitions]
accession the act of coming into possession of an office, title, or the like. [1/5 definitions]
Ahab the tragic hero of Herman Melville's nineteenth-century novel Moby Dick, who is ruled by an obsession to kill the white whale of the title. [1/2 definitions]
alienate in law, to transfer (property, title, or the like) to another. [1/2 definitions]
Álvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca a Spanish explorer who, after landing on the cape of Florida in 1528 and being stranded in the Gulf coast region for 8 years, published an account of his survival and interaction with the native peoples under the title "La relación" (1542) (b.1490?--d.1557?).
Antigone in an ancient Greek tragedy by Sophocles, the heroine and title character, who buries her brother in defiance of a state edict and is executed.
antonomasia the substitution of a title or epithet in place of a name, as in calling a princess "her highness". [1/2 definitions]
appellation a name, title, or other designation. [1/2 definitions]
appellative a descriptive name or title, as "Terrible" in "Ivan the Terrible". [1/4 definitions]
archdeacon a title of honor given in the Roman Catholic Church to a member of a cathedral chapter. [1/2 definitions]
archduke a title given to a ruling prince, esp. in the former royal families of Austria.
archimandrite in the Eastern Church, a title bestowed on distinguished priests. [1/2 definitions]
ayatollah in the Shiite religion, a title awarded to a leader advanced in the study of Islamic law.
Babbitt the title character and protagonist of Sinclair Lewis's early twentieth-century novel, who is smug, conventional, and resolutely middle-class. [1/2 definitions]
barony a baron's or baroness's rank, title, status, or dignity. [1/2 definitions]
Beowulf the title character and hero of an anonymous, alliterative Old English epic poem.
bey a title of respect formerly used for Turkish rulers. [1/3 definitions]
Br.2 abbreviation of "Brother," a lay member of a male religious order (used as a title).
Buddha the title earned by the Indian religious philosopher and teacher who founded Buddhism. (See Siddhartha.) [2 definitions]
Caesar the title of the emperors of Rome from Augustus to Hadrian and the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. [1/3 definitions]