Behoof meaning

bĭ-ho͝of
Benefit; advantage.

Using public funds for their own behoof.

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Behalf, benefit, interest, sake, etc.
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(archaic) Advantage or benefit.
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Origin of behoof

  • Middle English bihove from Old English behōf kap- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Old English behōf, from Proto-Germanic *bihōfą, from *bihafaną (“to get, receive”). Akin to Dutch behoef, German Behuf (“necessity”), Danish behov (“requirement”) (from Middle Low German). Related to have, and heave.

    From Wiktionary