Behalf meaning

bĭ-hăf, -häf
Interest, support, or benefit.
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The definition of behalf means in place of or for someone or something.

An example of behalf is a lawyer acting for her client.

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Support, interest, side, etc.

I speak in his behalf.

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Advantage; favor; stead; benefit; interest; profit; support; defense; vindication.
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  • As the agent of; on the part of.
  • For the benefit of; in the interest of.
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in behalf of
  • in the interest of; for
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on behalf of
  • speaking for; representing
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of behalf

  • Middle English from Old English be healfe by (his) side be by, at by1 healf side, half half

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English bihalve (“nearby”), from healfe (“side”)

    From Wiktionary