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in the name of

Definition of in the name of

  1. 1 —used to say that something officially or legally belongs to a specified person <Title to the property is held in the names of all three of the brothers.>

  2. 2 —used to say that something has or uses the name of a specified person <The reservation is in the name of a company, not an individual.>

  3. 3 —used to say that something is done with the authority of a specified person or thing <Stop in the name of the law!>

  4. 4 —used to say that something is given as the official reason for doing something <These laws were passed in the name of national security.> <They're tearing down historic buildings in the name of progress!>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a word or phrase that constitutes the distinctive designation of a person or thing

    :  a word or symbol used in logic to designate an entity

    :  a descriptive often disparaging epithet

  1. :  to give a name to :  call

    :  to mention or identify by name

    :  to accuse by name

  1. :  of, relating to, or bearing a name

    :  appearing in the name of a literary or theatrical production

    :  having an established reputation

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mysterious, holy, or spiritual

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