Lat. In the civil law. Title ; the source or ground of possession ; the means whereby possession of a thing is acquired, whether such possession be lawful or not. In old ecclesiastical law. A temple or church; the material edifice. So called because the priest in charge of it derived therefrom his name and title. Spelman. Titulns est justa causa possidendi id qnod nostrum est; dicitur a tuendo. 8 Coke, 153. A title is the just right of possessing that which is our own; it is so called from “tuendo,” defending. TO. This is a word of exclusion, when used in describing premises; it excludes the terminus mentioued. Montgomery v. Reed, 60 Me. 514.