Definition of in someone's name in English:

in someone's name

phrase

  • 1Formally registered as belonging to or reserved for someone.

    ‘the house was in her name’
    • ‘These applicants can now proceed with their application without having to fully register the land in their name.’
    • ‘Your legal team will check that the property is registered in the seller 's name at the Spanish Land Registry and that there are no charges against it.’
    • ‘Guns may be held only by people deemed competent by police, and the firearm must be registered in the holder 's name.’
    • ‘Mayo County Council claims that the land is registered in their name and has been since November, 2000.’
    • ‘I have multiple domain names registered in my name and e-mails associated with that.’
    • ‘A general principle of trust law is that the beneficial ownership of a property remains with the person who paid for it, even if a property is registered in another person 's name.’
    • ‘Her attorney told the court on Monday that a property belonging to her husband and registered in his name would be put up as surety for the amount.’
    • ‘Houses in urban areas, they said, were inherited by individuals and could be disposed of as the heir saw fit since it would be registered in the heir 's name.’
    • ‘But she did not know that a friend had given him a mobile phone and the phone company gave him £7 credit when he registered it in his name.’
  • 2On behalf of someone.

    ‘he began to question what had been done in his name’
    • ‘I'm sure this is a failing on my part, but I'm an educated sort of person and, when living in the UK, could have a decent stab at naming and shaming those who ruled in my name.’
    • ‘It is possible if not probable that if you receive spam (junk email) that it has also been sent out in your name.’
    • ‘Because one of citizenship's burdens is the obligation to stop national leaders doing terrible things in your name.’
    • ‘Maalouf has also noted that the sultana ruled as Umm Khalil, minted coins in her own name and had the Friday sermon pronounced in her name.’
    • ‘The way that anyone can change foreign policy is to get elected to office, so you've no one to blame for making poor decisions in your name.’
    • ‘It is one thing to be held responsible for what you do when alive but another to be vilified for things done in your name 1800 years after your death.’
    • ‘Do not allow yourself to be spoken to as if you were a child or an idiot by the people you chose to govern you unless you're prepared to have them make terrible decisions in your name.’
    • ‘You have to stand up, look your government in the eye and hold them to account for what they do in your name.’
    • ‘A union has the power to repudiate action purportedly done in its name and on its behalf, but there are stringent conditions.’
    • ‘The site is the best place to get the unadulterated lowdown on what your MP has said and done in your name.’