be in someone's gift
- British formal
if something is in your gift, you have the right to give it to someone
All major offices remained in the gift of the crown.
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be in someone's gift — be in someone’s gift british formal phrase if something is in your gift, you have the right to give it to someone All major offices remained in the gift of the crown. Thesaurus: to own something, or to be ownedsynonym Main entry: gift … Useful english dictionary
gift — /gIft/ noun (C) 1 OBJECT something that you give someone on a special occasion or to thank them: The earrings were a gift from my aunt. | make sb a gift of sth: Grandma made me a gift of her silver. | free gift: Enjoy a free gift with any… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
gift — [ gıft ] noun count *** 1. ) something that you give to someone as a present: He bought generous gifts for all his family. The video camera was a retirement gift from colleagues. She made a $50,000 gift to charity. 2. ) a natural ability to do… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
gift */*/*/ — UK [ɡɪft] / US noun [countable] Word forms gift : singular gift plural gifts 1) something that you give to someone as a present He bought generous gifts for all his family. The video camera was a retirement gift from colleagues. She made a… … English dictionary
gift — W2S2 [gıft] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old Nors] 1.) something that you give someone, for example to thank them or because you like them, especially on a special occasion = ↑present ▪ The earrings were a gift from my aunt. gift of ▪ a generous gift of … Dictionary of contemporary English
GIFT — GIFT, the transfer of legal rights without any consideration or payment. It is essentially no more than a sale without payment and all the principles of the law of sale apply (see sale ). The Da at of the Parties The decision (gemirat ha da at)… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
gift — [gɪft] noun [countable] 1. something given to someone on a special occasion or to thank them; = PRESENT: • Sales of Christmas gifts are expected to grow about 20%. gift adjective [only before a noun] : • She has several years of experience … Financial and business terms
gift-wrap — ˈgift wrap verb gift wrapped PTandPP gift wrapping PRESPART [transitive] if someone working in a shop gift wraps something you are buying, they wrap it in attractive coloured paper, so that you can give it to someone as a gift: • a gift wrapped… … Financial and business terms
gift — n 1: an intentional and gratuitous transfer of real or personal property by a donor with legal capacity who actually or constructively delivers the property to the donee with the intent of giving up dominion over the property and investing it in… … Law dictionary
gift — ► NOUN 1) a thing given willingly to someone without payment; a present. 2) a natural ability or talent. 3) informal a very easy task or unmissable opportunity. ► VERB 1) give as a gift, especially formally. 2) (gift with) endow (someone) with… … English terms dictionary