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English definition of “in name only”

in name only

If a situation exists in name only, it is officially described that way, although that description is not completely accurate : A large percentage of the population is Catholic , though many are so in name only.True, real, false, and unreal Grammar:Names and titles: addressing peopleWhen we talk to someone directly, we use names and titles:
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