In 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.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • in behalf of — or[on behalf of] {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 behalf of the poor./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in behalf of — or[on behalf of] {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 behalf of the poor./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in behalf of — phrasal see on behalf of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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

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

  • Shearman & Sterling pro bono work on behalf of Guantanamo detainees — Several attorneys working for Shearman Sterling were prominent in the efforts coordinated by the Center for Constitutional Rights to provide pro bono legal aid for the Guantanamo captives.In the fall of 2006 a Bush Presidency appointee, Cully… …   Wikipedia

  • Lists of habeas petitions filed on behalf of War on Terror captives — The United States has published multipled lists of the habeas corpus petitions filed on behalf of captives apprehended in the course of its War on Terror.It was the position of the Bush Presidency that none of these captives were entitled to have …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”