What does behalf mean?

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bɪˈhæf, -ˈhɑfbe·half

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. behalfnoun

    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. behalfnoun

    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. behalfnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Behalfnoun

    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.]

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  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

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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. Bill Rogin:

    It is extremely difficult to truly quantify all of the great things this man has selflessly done for, and on behalf of, our many men and women in uniform.

  2. James Clapper:

    So this is simply affirmation, confirmation of what has already been said both by Director Wray of the FBI and Bill Evanina, who is director of the National National Counterintelligence and Security Center and Security Center, who is kind of the nominal spokesman for election interference on behalf of the director of national intelligence.

  3. Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh:

    This means that Saudi Arabia can increase its production by less than 100,000 bpd, Qatar can produce an additional 70,000 bpd, but this does not mean that Venezuela's production should be produced by some other. Venezuela will raise its production when it can. And if it cannot, others cannot come in and produce on their behalf.

  4. Michael Horowitz:

    The inspector general community will continue to conduct aggressive, independent oversight of the agencies that we oversee, this includes CIGIE's Pandemic Response Accountability Committee and its efforts on behalf of American taxpayers, families, businesses, patients, and health care providers to ensure that over $2 trillion dollars in emergency federal spending is being used consistently with the law's mandate.

  5. Howie Mandel:

    And on behalf of your wife and everybody in America I'd like to give you your first yes.

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