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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Behalf'

Behalf Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    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 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"
Behalf Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Behalf'

  • On Your Behalf: On Your Behalf is a consumer affairs radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster on Saturdays, from 9.30am to 10am. The programme ...
  • On Behalf of the Streets: On Behalf of the Streets is the debut album from J. Stalin . Track listing : Intro. Actin Like. (featuring Laroo ) So Cold. That's My Name ...
  • Lists of habeas petitions filed on behalf of War on Terror detainees: The United States has published multipled lists of the habeas corpus petitions filed on behalf of detainees apprehended in the course of ...

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* Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest. - W. H. Auden

* Pray To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy. - Ambrose Bierce

* At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas. - Aldous Huxley

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