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

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"in the name of sth" in British English

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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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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