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 behōf ; see kap- in Indo-European roots.