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in name only

having a ​particulartitle or name without the characteristics or duties that usually come with that ​title: It’s an ​island in name only, since it’s been ​joined to the ​mainland now by ​landfill.
(Definition of in name only from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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in name only

If a ​situationexists in name only, it is ​officiallydescribed that way, ​although that ​description is not ​completelyaccurate: A ​largepercentage of the ​population is ​Catholic, though many are so in name only.
(Definition of in name only from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “in name only”
in Chinese (Simplified) 只在名义上…
in Chinese (Traditional) 只在名義上…
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