What does behalf mean?

Definitions for behalfbɪˈhæf, -ˈhɑf

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word behalf.

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"


  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Shakti Gawain:

    The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf.

  2. Lyle Mitchell attorney:

    He's providing support, he's not planning to testify on her behalf.

  3. Mahinda Rajapaksa:

    We think fresh. We are ready for a struggle and war on behalf of the country.

  4. David Mathieson:

    We think there has been a mixed bag of achievements on behalf of the new government.

  5. Sadiq Khan:

    On behalf of all Londoners, I am demanding more autonomy for the capital - right now.

Images & Illustrations of behalf

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