Definition of in the gift of in English:

in the gift of

(Of a Church living or official appointment) in the power of (someone) to award: nine seats in parliament were now in his gift
More example sentences
  • Labour delegates have it in their gift today to hold their leaders to account and uphold the cause of peace and self-determination.
  • It's something he has had to deal with but, then, it is in his gift to do so.
  • The row began when the church questioned whether the Queen had ever bestowed the highest honour in her gift, the Order of the Thistle, on a Catholic.
See parent entry: gift