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English definition of “in the name of sth”

in the name of sth

(also in sth's name)
C2 (said or done) in order to help a particular thing succeed: Much blood has been spilled in the name of religion.
(Definition of in the name of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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