What does behalf mean?

Definitions for behalf
bɪˈhæf, -ˈhɑfbe·half

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. behalf(noun)

    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. behalf(noun)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. behalf(Noun)

    Advantage; favor; stead; benefit; interest; profit; support; defense; vindication.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Behalf(noun)

    advantage; favor; stead; benefit; interest; profit; support; defense; vindication

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Behalf

    be-häf′, n. favour or benefit: cause: sake, account: part—only in phrases 'on,' 'in behalf of,' 'on his behalf.' [M. E. behalve—A.S. be healfe, by the side. See Half.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'behalf' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4590

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'behalf' in Nouns Frequency: #2483

How to pronounce behalf?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say behalf in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of behalf in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of behalf in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of behalf in a Sentence

  1. Quil Lance:

    Charleston County Mayor Joseph Riley said. What motivated the gunman is not yet clear, but his monstrous act took the lives of nine people who prayed, worked and struggled on behalf of their community and their church. Related ImageExpand / ContractSharonda Coleman-Singleton, was a speech therapist and girls ’ track and field team at Goose Creek High School. ( Courtesy : Charleston Post and Courier) Cynthia Hurd, 54, was a branch manger in the Charleston County Public Library -RRB- system, where Cynthia Hurd was so revered from a career spanning 31 years that all city branches were closed in Cynthia Hurd honor Thursday. Cynthia Hurd was a tireless servant of the community who spent Cynthia Hurd life helping residents, making sure they had every opportunity for an education and personal growth, the library system said in a statement. Cynthia Hurd loss is incomprehensible, and we ask for prayers for Cynthia Hurd family, her co-workers, her church and this entire community as we come together to face this tragic loss. Related ImageExpand / ContractCynthia Hurd was a librarian who worshiped at the venerable church. ( Charleston County Public Library) Quil Lance had retired from Gaillard Center, a performance hall in Charleston County, and been serving as a custodian at the church where Quil Lance worshiped. As big a void as Quil Lance death leaves there, it left an even deeper one in the family Quil Lance held together with love and strength, Quil Lance grandson, Quil Lance, told the Charleston Post and Courier I ’m lost, I ’m lost, granny was the heart of the family. Related ImageExpand / ContractClementa Pinckney was a beloved pastor and respected lawmaker before he was gunned down in his own church Wednesday night. ( Grace Beahm/The Charleston Post and Courier via AP).

  2. Elections Mike Bennett:

    Mugshot for Larry Wiggins, 62,( Manatee County Sheriff's Office) RETURN TO SENDER : DC VOTERS ARE BEING SENT MAIL-IN BALLOTS FOR EX-RESIDENTS Elections Mike Bennett said Elections Mike Bennett staff discovered the fraudduring a routine check of the voter rollthat is done whenever someone requests a mail ballot, the paper reported Friday. He said the voter database is constantly being updated, includingwith information from the state Department of Health on voters who die. As soon as they pulled up the file it showed that she is dead, Elections Mike Bennett said, the paper reported. The supervisors office then compared the handwriting on the absentee ballot request for Wigginss wife with her signature on file, and discovered thatWiggins had forged his wifes signature, according to paper. PENNSYLVANIA OFFICIAL SAYS DUMPED MILITARY BALLOTS NOT INTENTIONAL FRAUD Deputies were alerted on Sept. 17 and prosecutors agreed this weekto take the case to court. Larry Wiggins was booked Thursday on a charge of requesting a vote by mail ballot on behalf of another elector and released on $ 1,500 bail. The crime is punishable by up to five years in prison. Elections Mike Bennett said the Larry Wiggins case was the first case of voter fraud Larry Wiggins has come across in Manatee County since becoming the top elections official in 2012. The amount of fraud committed in Florida in elections is very small.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    On behalf of the United States Congress, I extend my gratitude to the Spanish government for hosting this critical meeting, and for elevating the priority of the climate crisis to the forefront of the international conversation.

  4. Catt Sadler:

    I did n’t expect Amy Schumer. I mean, how cool is that ? And in such an organic way, that Amy Schumer’s hanging out on Amy Schumer Instagram and Amy Schumer’s like, ‘ Yeah, what’s up with that ? ’ amy Schumer just like suddenly came to my defense and I was friendly with Amy Schumer but we were n’t buds or anything. But Amy Schumer was upset on my behalf just naturally on Amy Schumer own. So I was surprised by that and I’ve had several conversations with Amy Schumer since but Amy Schumer’s just another force that’s just like so bold, so not afraid, and we all have the women that we look to that inspire us. Amy Schumer is one of them.

  5. Andrew Bates:

    Donald Trump Hunter Biden was so afraid of running against Hunter Biden that Donald Trump became the only president in American history who tried to force a foreign country to lie on behalf of Donald Trump struggling re-election campaign.

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    a levy of one tenth of something
    • A. impounding
    • B. jocularity
    • C. viverrine
    • D. tithe

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