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 for Behalf
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  behalf
      n 1: 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: 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"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  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
  
  

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