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Meaning & Definition of Behalf in English





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"
  • behalf

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"
  • behalf

Examples of using

My intervention on your behalf is the only reason you still have a job.
I'm calling you on behalf of Mr. Simon.
She is collecting on behalf of the blind.