behalf

behalf

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English

Etymology

From Middle English bihalve (nearby), from Old English bī healfe (by [his/her] side), from (by) + healfe (side, half), equivalent to be- +‎ half.

Pronunciation

  • (US) enPR: bĭhăfˈ, bĭhäf, IPA(key): /bɪˈhæf/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /bɪˈhɑːf/, /bəˈhɑːf/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːf

Noun

behalf (plural behalves or behalfs)

  1. The interest, benefit, or wellbeing of someone or something.
  2. (when adopted by someone else) One's role or rightful place; stead or authority.

Derived terms

  • on behalf of (UK, US)
  • in behalf of (US)

Translations

References

  • “behalf” in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press.
  • behalf at OneLook Dictionary Search

German

Pronunciation

Verb

behalf

  1. First-person singular preterite of behelfen.
  2. Third-person singular preterite of behelfen.

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