"in nomine" (Latin)

by Craig Shrives

What does the Latin term in nomine mean?

"In nomine" is a Latin phrase that translates to "in the name of." It is often used in religious and ceremonial contexts, particularly in Christian liturgy, to indicate that an action or prayer is being performed or offered on behalf of someone or in recognition of a particular authority. When "in nomine" is invoked, it signifies that the action or words being expressed are done in accordance with the authority, power, or blessing associated with the name mentioned.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences demonstrating the usage of "in nomine":
  • The priest made the sign of the cross and began the prayer, saying, "In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti" (In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit).
  • The judge opened the court session, saying, "In nomine iustitiae" (In the name of justice).
  • The choir sang a hymn, beginning with the words, "In nomine Domini" (In the name of the Lord).
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