in someone's/something's name

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1 used to say that something officially or legally belongs to a specified person The business is registered in her husband's name for tax purposes.

2 used to say that something has or uses the name of a specified person Our reservation at the restaurant is in my name.

3 used to say that something is done with the authority of a specified person or thing The leader refused to allow such violent acts to be done in his name.

4 used to say that something is given as the official reason for doing something shortcuts taken in efficiency's name

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