behalf, benefit, interest, sake, etc.
Origin of behoofMiddle English bihove, profit, benefit ; from Old English behofe (dat. of an unverified form bihof) ; from West Germanic an unverified form behafjan ; from be- + an unverified form hafjan: see heave
Benefit; advantage: using public funds for their own behoof.
Origin of behoofMiddle English bihove, from Old English beh&omacron;f; see kap- in Indo-European roots.