Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

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 .Motives and reasons Grammar:Names and titles: addressing peopleWhen we talk to someone directly, we use names and titles:
(Definition of in the name of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Motives and reasons, but you might be interested in these topics from the Behaving and interacting topic area:

Translations of “in the name of sth”

Word of the Day

cookery

the skill or activity of preparing and cooking food

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More