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NOUN (2)

1. as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as "on behalf of"; rather than "in behalf of");
- Example: "the guardian signed the contract on behalf of the minor child"
- Example: "this letter is written on behalf of my client";

2. for someone's benefit (usually expressed as `in behalf' rather than `on behalf' and usually with a possessive);
- Example: "in your behalf"
- Example: "campaigning in his own behalf"
- Example: "spoke a good word in his friend's behalf"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

behalf n 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"; 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"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

23 Moby Thesaurus words for "behalf": advantage, avail, behoof, benefit, benison, blessing, boon, convenience, for, gain, good, in place of, interest, percentage, point, profit, service, use, value, welfare, well-being, world of good, worth