On behalf of
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. 2000.

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  • on behalf of — on someone s behalf 1) I am writing on behalf of my client Syn: as a representative of, as a spokesperson for, for, in the name of, in place of, on the authority of, at the behest of 2) a campaign on behalf of recycling Syn: in the interests of …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • on behalf of — (someone) for the benefit or support of someone. A team of lawyers sued the company on behalf of the workers who lost their jobs …   New idioms dictionary

  • on behalf of — index in furtherance, in lieu of Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • on\ behalf\ of — • in behalf of • on behalf of • on one s behalf prep. formal 1. In place of; as a representative of; for. John accepted the championship award on behalf of the team. 2. As a help to; for the good of. The minister worked hard all his life in… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on behalf of — preposition see in behalf of * * * on (also in) behalf of (or on someone s behalf) 1) in the interests of a person, group, or principle votes cast by labor unions on behalf of their members 2) as a representative of he had to attend the funeral… …   Useful english dictionary

  • on behalf of — preposition Speaking or acting for. On behalf of all those present, may I thank you for a well executed presentation. Syn: in behalf of …   Wiktionary

  • on behalf of — representing a group, acting for a group    He presented the award to me on behalf of the community club …   English idioms

  • on behalf of — representing a person The lawyer went to the meeting on behalf of his client. as representative or spokesman for …   Idioms and examples

  • on behalf of — or in behalf of phrasal in the interest of; also as a representative of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • on behalf of — See: IN BEHALF OP …   Dictionary of American idioms

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