in someone's/something's name
Definition of in someone's/something's name
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
Word by Word Definitions
: some person : somebody
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: a person or thing of consequence
: one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different
: in some degree : somewhat
: used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
: 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
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