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English definition of “in the name of sb/sth”

in the name of sb/sth

(also in sb's/sth's name)
representing someone or something: In old movies the police shouted " Open up in the name of the law " before they broke the door down. They were arrested in the name of the king . As members of the union , we have the right to know what action the union is taking in our name.Replacing and exchanging Grammar:Names and titles: addressing peopleWhen we talk to someone directly, we use names and titles:
(Definition of in the name of sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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