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. Advantage; favor; stead; benefit; interest; profit; support; defense; vindication. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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.
  4. Favor or benefit: sake, account: part. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Favour; advantage; support; defence; side; stead. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Support; favour; side or cause; defence. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for behalf

  1. I do not think it was because she feared that he might believe her appeal would be made in behalf of Bob's father. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  2. I am not speaking on my own behalf now, as for the sake of my children, but simply as a man of business. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope