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[n] 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"
[n] 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"

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interest, lieu, place, position, sake, stead

Misc. Definitions

\Be*half"\, n. [OE. on-behalve in the name of, bihalven by the side of, fr. AS. healf half, also side, part: akin to G. halb half, halber on account of. See {Be-}, and {Half}, n.] Advantage; favor; stead; benefit; interest; profit; support; defense; vindication. In behalf of his mistress's beauty. --Sir P. Sidney. Against whom he had contracted some prejudice in behalf of his nation. --Clarendon. {In behalf of}, in the interest of. {On behalf of}, on account of; on the part of.

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