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.
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In behalf of his mistress's beauty.
Sir P. Sidney.
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Against whom he had contracted some prejudice in behalf of his nation.
Clarendon.
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In behalf of, in the interest of. -- On behalf of, on account of; on the part of.
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