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Definition of BEHALF

2 definitions found:

Behalf \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. [1913 Webster]

           In behalf of his mistress's beauty.      --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

           Against whom he had contracted some prejudice in behalf of his nation.                           --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

     {In behalf of}, in the interest of.

     {On behalf of}, on account of; on the part of. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

23 Moby Thesaurus words for "behalf":
     advantage, avail, behoof, benefit, benison, blessing, boon, convenience, for, gain, good, in place of, interest, percentage, point, profit, service, use, value, welfare, well-being, world of good, worth

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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