In-the-name-of meaning

With appeal to; often used to introduce oaths.

In the name of all things sacred, please stop that screaming!

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By the authority of.

In the name of the law, come out with your hands up.

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Under the name or possession of.

He put the house in the name of his children.

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Under the designation or excuse of.

This repression is justified in the name of security.

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