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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'behalf' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4590
Rank popularity for the word 'behalf' in Nouns Frequency: #2483
The numerical value of behalf in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of behalf in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf.
He's providing support, he's not planning to testify on her behalf.
We think fresh. We are ready for a struggle and war on behalf of the country.
We think there has been a mixed bag of achievements on behalf of the new government.
On behalf of all Londoners, I am demanding more autonomy for the capital - right now.
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