—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.
—used to say that something has or uses the name of a specified person
Our reservation at the restaurant is in my name.
—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.
—used to say that something is given as the official reason for doing something
shortcuts taken in efficiency's name
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