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in all but name

existing as a fact but not officially described that way: She is vice-president in all but name.
Translations of “in all but name”
in Chinese (Traditional) 實際存在但未獲正式認可, 只缺正式名分…
in Chinese (Simplified) 实际存在但未获正式认可, 只缺正式名分…
(Definition of in all but name from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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