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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. United Nations:

    It's not for me to speak on behalf of the Chinese authorities, this is part of a dialogue that the Secretary?General has had with Chinese authorities in the past and that he will continue to have.

  2. Hillary Rodham Clinton:

    I don't like seeing that, obviously, but I think people know that I will fight for them. I'll fight for their jobs, I'll fight for their families, I'll fight on behalf of better education and health care.

  3. Montague Simmons:

    Bob McCulloch expertly administered a miscarriage of justice and it’s obvious that he cannot be trusted to work on behalf of the people of St. Louis.

  4. Boris Johnson:

    For me they represent the very best of our country and I thank them on behalf of all of our country.

  5. Aeron McQuillin:

    The next morning we all woke up to our phones blowing up with messages and Aeron McQuillin Facebook notifications from total strangers, showing their appreciation and gratitude for our random act of kindness, on behalf of bailey [ sic ], billy [ sic ] and Aeron McQuillin - thank you so much to everyone for the kind words and offers of gifts. We hope more people can learn from this situation and not be afraid to lend a helping hand to those in need.

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