Definition of in name only
- She's my boss in name only. We're really more like partners.
- a friend in name only
- For many years, the Emperor ruled in name only.
: 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
: to give a name to : call
: to mention or identify by name
: to accuse by name
: of, relating to, or bearing a name
: appearing in the name of a literary or theatrical production
: having an established reputation
: unquestionably the best : peerless
: alone in a class or category : sole
: having no brother or sister
: as a single fact or instance and nothing more or different : merely
: solely, exclusively
: at the very least
: with the restriction that : but
: and yet : however
: were it not that : except
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