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behalf - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'behalf' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Behalf [ n.]
- Advantage; favor; stead; benefit; interest; profit; support; defense; vindication.

Meaning of 'behalf' (Princeton's WordNet)

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