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 Dictionary entry overview: What does in name only mean? 

IN NAME ONLY (adverb)
  The adverb IN NAME ONLY has 1 sense:

1. by title or repute though not in fact

  Familiarity information: IN NAME ONLY used as an adverb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

IN NAME ONLY (adverb)

Sense 1in name only [BACK TO TOP]


By title or repute though not in fact


in name; in name only

Context example:

he's a doctor in name only

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