Definition of in the gift of in English:
(Of a Church living or official appointment) in the power of (someone) to award: nine seats in parliament were now in his gift
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- 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.
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