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Definition 1: as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as `on behalf of' rather than `in behalf of') - [noun denoting act]

Samples where behalf or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the guardian signed the contract on behalf of the minor child
  • this letter is written on behalf of my client

(behalf is a kind of ...) the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another

"can you go in my stead?" "took his place" "in lieu of"

Definition 2: for someone's benefit (usually expressed as `in behalf' rather than `on behalf' and usually with a possessive) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where behalf or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in your behalf
  • campaigning in his own behalf
  • spoke a good word in his friend's behalf

(behalf is a kind of ...) a reason for wanting something done

"for your sake" "died for the sake of his country" "in the interest of safety" "in the common interest"

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