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
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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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. Stephanie Grisham:

    The procedure was successful and there were no complications, the first lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere.

  2. Tom Lundstrum:

    If I'm elected to go to the convention, I will represent Ted Cruz on behalf of the people of Arkansas who voted for him. And if I am a Cruz delegate, I will not change my ballot until I'm told by Ted Cruz that he's releasing his delegates, if it comes to that, i don't know at this point what would induce me to vote for (Trump) or (Kasich) -- if that's who it comes down to, I would have to give some serious consideration to the fact that Donald Trump won the plurality of Arkansas delegates.

  3. American Idol:

    Both of my grandfathers served in the armed forces, which instilled in me a huge respect for our military, their families, and the sacrifices they all make on our behalf, cracker Barrel has long supported military-focused programs, especially those that give back to military families.

  4. Ben Carson:

    Ben Carson has nothing to do with Ben Carson campaign. Nothing, armstrong can comment on his own behalf. He does not speak for Ben Carson campaign at all. He does not speak for me. He speaks for himself.

  5. Kathy Miller:

    My personal comments were inappropriate, and I apologize. I am not a spokesperson for the campaign and was not speaking on its behalf, i have resigned as the volunteer campaign chair in Mahoning County and as an elector to the electoral college to avoid any unnecessary distractions.

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