titular
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(pronounced TIH-cheh-ler or TIHCH-ler)

Quit giggling. This word has no reference whatsoever to the crude slang term for human mammary glands. No, this strange little word means having a title signifying a certain rank or function or existing in title only. However, titular is most often used to mean having a title (and, usually, the perks that come along with it), but not actually having the obligations and responsibilities to go along with it.

Example: As he spent more time in Italy than in his office, Jackson was a titular Partner in the architecture and engineering firm he established 23 years ago. And he was perfectly fine with that.