in the gift of (someone)

in the gift of (someone)

dated Down to a specific person's authority, intention, or inclination to distribute or award. These titles of nobility are in the gift of the monarch, rather than being determined by birthright.
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in the gift of

(of a church living or official appointment) in the power of someone to award.
See also: gift, of
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