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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:See more
(Definition of in the name of sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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