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    behalf - Dictionary definition and meaning for word behalf

    Definition
    (noun) as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as
    Example Sentence
    • on behalf of
    • in behalf of
    • the guardian signed the contract on behalf of the minor child
    • this letter is written on behalf of my client
    Definition
    (noun) for someone's benefit (usually expressed as `in behalf' rather than `on behalf' and usually with a possessive)
    Example Sentence
    • in your behalf
    • campaigning in his own behalf
    • spoke a good word in his friend's behalf
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