in favor of
phrasal 1. a. in accord or sympathy with b. to the benefit of ; in support of <
a verdict in favor of the accused
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2. to the order of 3. in order to choose ; out of preference for <
turned down the scholarship in favor of a pro career
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  • In favor of — favor fa vor (f[=a] v[ e]r), n. [Written also favour.] [OF. favor, F. faveur, L. favor, fr. favere to be favorable, cf. Skr. bh[=a]vaya to further, foster, causative of bh[=u] to become, be. Cf. {Be}. In the phrase to curry favor, favor is prob.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in favor of — {prep.} On the side of; in agreement with, * /Everyone in the class voted in favor of the party./ * /Most girls are in favor of wearing lipstick./ Compare: IN BACK OF(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in favor of — {prep.} On the side of; in agreement with, * /Everyone in the class voted in favor of the party./ * /Most girls are in favor of wearing lipstick./ Compare: IN BACK OF(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Salaf in favor of Nikah Mut'ah after Muhammad — There are a number of Salaf who verdicted Nikah Mut ah to be legal after Muhammad. Introduction Salaf is the Islamic term for the first three generations of Muslim who lived during and after the live of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. The verdicts… …   Wikipedia

  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 favor with — favor fa vor (f[=a] v[ e]r), n. [Written also favour.] [OF. favor, F. faveur, L. favor, fr. favere to be favorable, cf. Skr. bh[=a]vaya to further, foster, causative of bh[=u] to become, be. Cf. {Be}. In the phrase to curry favor, favor is prob.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of characters in King of the Hill — When Mike Judge pitched the series, Hank, Peggy, and Bobby were the only characters who resembled the way they would appear on the series. In a unique move, Mike Judge changed many of the other characters to look like the actors and actresses… …   Wikipedia

  • favor — fa vor (f[=a] v[ e]r), n. [Written also favour.] [OF. favor, F. faveur, L. favor, fr. favere to be favorable, cf. Skr. bh[=a]vaya to further, foster, causative of bh[=u] to become, be. Cf. {Be}. In the phrase to curry favor, favor is prob. for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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