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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,
Advantage; favor; stead; benefit; interest; profit; support;
In behalf of his mistress's beauty. --Sir P.
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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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