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Definitions of behalf

  1. 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"; Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Advantage; favor; stead; benefit; interest; profit; support; defense; vindication. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Advantage; support; defense; stead; preceded always by the prepositions in, on, or upon. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Favor or benefit: sake, account: part. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Account; sake; cause. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. The interest or defense (of any one); preceded by in, on, or upon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Favour; advantage; support; defence; side; stead. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Support; favour; side or cause; defence. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. A witness testifies on "behalf' of the party who calls him, notwithstanding his evidence proves to be adverse to that party's case. Richerson v. Stern- burg, 65 111. 274. See, further, 12 Q. B. 693; 18 Q. B. 512. thelawdictionary.org
  11. be-häf', n. favour or benefit: cause: sake, account: part--only in phrases 'on,' 'in behalf of,' 'on his behalf.' [M. E. behalve--A.S. be healfe, by the side. See HALF.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. (Only in phrr. \'on or in my &c. b.\', \'on or in -\'s b.\', \'on or in b. of-\') on the part of, on account of, (a person); in the interest of (person or principle &c.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. n. [Anglo-Saxon] Advantage; convenience; benefit; interest; support; defence. Cabinet Dictionary
  14. Favour, cause; vindication, support. Complete Dictionary

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