Behalf - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bɪˈhæf|  American pronunciation of the word behalf
Brit.  |bɪˈhɑːf|  British pronunciation of the word behalf

noun

- 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

- 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

Examples

the guardian signed the contract on behalf of the minor child

this letter is written on behalf of my client

spoke a good word in his friend's behalf

She acted on behalf of her father, who was not at the meeting.

She helped to organize an appeal on behalf of the homeless.

...the club president sent a deputy to the conference to vote on our behalf...

The prisoner asked me to intervene with the authorities on his behalf.

...the acts of espionage on behalf of the Confederacy carried on by Belle Boyd and Rose Greenhow...

When the boss accused her of lying, several other employees interceded on her behalf.

...the legate was charged with a list of objectives to accomplish on behalf of his country...

The lawyer filed an affidavit on behalf of her client.

He has exerted himself tirelessly on behalf of the charity.

I am acting on behalf of the bank.

My good friend, Senator Bowie, interceded with the authorities on my behalf.

Sir Nicholas Gammon QC appeared on behalf of the defendant.

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