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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Behalf  \Be*half"\,  n.  [OE.  on-behalve  in  the  name  of  bihalven 
  by  the  side  of  fr  AS  healf  half,  also  side  part:  akin  to 
  G.  halb  half,  halber  on  account  of  See  {Be-},  and  {Half}, 
  n.] 
  Advantage;  favor;  stead;  benefit;  interest;  profit;  support; 
  defense;  vindication. 
 
  In  behalf  of  his  mistress's  beauty.  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  Against  whom  he  had  contracted  some  prejudice  in  behalf 
  of  his  nation.  --Clarendon. 
 
  {In  behalf  of},  in  the  interest  of 
 
  {On  behalf  of},  on  account  of  on  the  part  of 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  behalf 
  n  1:  as  the  agent  of  or  on  someone's  part  usually  expressed  as 
  "on  behalf  of"  rather  than  "in  behalf  of":  "the  guardian 
  signed  the  contract  on  behalf  of  the  minor  child";  "this 
  letter  is  written  on  behalf  of  my  client" 
  2:  for  someone's  advantage  or  benefit  (usually  expressed  as  "in 
  behalf"  rather  than  "on  behalf"  and  usually  with  a 
  possessive):  "in  your  behalf";  "campaigning  in  his  own 
  behalf";  "spoke  a  good  word  in  his  friend's  behalf" 




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