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titulus

/ˈtɪtjʊləs/
noun (pl) -li (-laɪ)
1.
(history) a sign bearing the condemned man's name and crime, attached to the top of the cross at a crucifixion
Word Origin
from Latin, literally: inscription, label, title
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  • From his neck hung a scroll (titulus), setting forth his character and serving as a warrant for the purchaser.

    The Private Life of the Romans Harold Whetstone Johnston
  • It will be noticed that each roll is furnished with a ticket (titulus).

    The Care of Books John Willis Clark
  • Above or below each niche was fastened to the wall a piece of marble (titulus) on which was cut the name of the owner.

    The Private Life of the Romans Harold Whetstone Johnston
  • To the Latin cross are added the titulus, and a lower diagonal crosspiece which is assumed to be a rest for the feet.

    The Story of Moscow Wirt Gerrare
  • Williams' CVI is possibly correct; the line would then refer to the titulus of the poem in a published text.

  • The sets of verses begin with three elegiac couplets headed titulus Bibliothece, probably placed over the door of entrance.

    The Care of Books John Willis Clark

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