English version

title holder

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sport, Law
title holderˈtitle ˌholder noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 DSthe person or team that is the winner of an important sports competition2 SCLsomeone who owns a title deed
Examples from the Corpus
title holderInitially Karpov was to suffer from the stigma of achieving world championship status without combat against the title holder.
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