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tittle

[tit-l] /ˈtɪt l/
noun
1.
a dot or other small mark in writing or printing, used as a diacritic, punctuation, etc.
2.
a very small part or quantity; a particle, jot, or whit:
He said he didn't care a tittle.
Origin of tittle
900
before 900; Middle English titel, Old English titul < Medieval Latin titulus mark over letter or word. See title
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  • He says the law is not to pass away; but that every jot and tittle of it is to be fulfilled.

    The Gospel of St. John Frederick Denison Maurice
  • And what have they to offer thee which are worth the least tittle of that which she would have given thee?

    Thais Anatole France
  • But never a jot or tittle had Mullins been shaken from the original statement.

    An Apache Princess Charles King
  • But there was not a tittle of evidence against them, and they were discharged.

    Tom Gerrard Louis Becke
  • Of this there could be no tittle of doubt, the archer cheeringly insisted.

  • She had no desire to keep from his knowledge any tittle of what had occurred.

    Miss Mackenzie Anthony Trollope
  • He would, in no tittle, be turned from his purpose by the unfortunate coming of this wretched man.

    Dr. Wortle's School Anthony Trollope
  • Let them accuse him as they might, there would be no tittle of evidence against him.

    Cousin Henry Anthony Trollope
  • Now was her turn; and she would not abate one jot or tittle.

    Cleek, the Master Detective Thomas W. Hanshew
  • But of criticism he can have no jot or tittle, no trace or germ.

British Dictionary definitions for tittle

tittle

/ˈtɪtəl/
noun
1.
a small mark in printing or writing, esp a diacritic
2.
a jot; particle
Word Origin
C14: from Medieval Latin titulus label, from Latin: title
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Word Origin and History for tittle
n.

late 14c., "small stroke or point in writing," representing Latin apex in Late Latin sense of "accent mark over a vowel," borrowed (perhaps by influence of Provençal titule "the dot over -i-") from Latin titulus "inscription, heading" (see title (n.)).

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tittle in the Bible

a point, (Matt. 5:18; Luke 16:17), the minute point or stroke added to some letters of the Hebrew alphabet to distinguish them from others which they resemble; hence, the very least point.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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