Meaning of “in the name of sb/sth” in the English Dictionary

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"in the name of sb/sth" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “in the name of sb/sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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