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Meaning of BEHALF

Pronunciation:  bi'haf

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  as the agent of or on someone's part; usually expressed as"on behalf of" rather than"in behalf of"; "the guardian signed the contract on behalf of the minor child"; "this letter is written on behalf of my client"
  2. [n]  for someone's benefit (usually expressed as"in behalf" rather than"on behalf" and usually with a possessive); "in your behalf"; "campaigning in his own behalf"; "spoke a good word in his friend's behalf"

BEHALF is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: interest, lieu, place, position, sake, stead



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Be*half"\, n. [OE. on-behalve in the name of, bihalven
by the side of, fr. AS. healf half, also side, part: akin to
G. halb half, halber on account of. See {Be-}, and {Half},
Advantage; favor; stead; benefit; interest; profit; support;
defense; vindication.

      In behalf of his mistress's beauty.      --Sir P.

      Against whom he had contracted some prejudice in behalf
      of his nation.                           --Clarendon.

{In behalf of}, in the interest of.

{On behalf of}, on account of; on the part of.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: advantage, avail, behoof, benefit, benison, blessing, boon, convenience, for, gain, good, in place of, interest, percentage, point, profit, service, use, value, welfare, well-being, world of good, worth