Definitions for behalfbɪˈhæf, -ˈhɑf
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word behalf
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";
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"
Advantage; favor; stead; benefit; interest; profit; support; defense; vindication.
advantage; favor; stead; benefit; interest; profit; support; defense; vindication
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'behalf' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4590
Rank popularity for the word 'behalf' in Nouns Frequency: #2483
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