Roman titular officials (like honorarii), i.e. they bore an official title without holding or having held the corresponding office. They usually received the title when retiring from active service and were entitled to wear the sash (cingulum), which was not granted to honorarii. They ranked after the actual holders of the office.
Cite this pageGroß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main), “Vacantes”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 23 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1226620>
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