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behoof


behoof


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Behoof  \Be*hoof"\,  n.  [OE.  to  bihove  for  the  use  of  AS  beh?f 
  advantage,  a  word  implied  in  beh?fl[=i]c  necessary;  akin  to 
  Sw  behof,  Dan.  behov,  G.  behuf  and  E.  heave,  the  root 
  meaning  to  seize,  hence  the  meanings  ``to  hold  make  use 
  of.''  See  {Heave},  v.  t.] 
  Advantage;  profit;  benefit;  interest;  use 
 
  No  mean  recompense  it  brings  To  your  behoof.  --Milton.