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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Behoof \Be*hoof"\, n. [OE. to bihove for the use of, AS. beh?f advantage, a word implied in beh?fl[imac]c necessary; akin to Sw. behof, Dan. behov, G. behuf, and E. heave, the root meaning to seize, hence the meanings "to hold, make use of." See Heave, v. t.] Advantage; profit; benefit; interest; use. [1913 Webster] No mean recompense it brings To your behoof. --Milton. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
21 Moby Thesaurus words for "behoof": advantage, avail, behalf, benefit, benison, blessing, boon, convenience, gain, good, interest, percentage, point, profit, service, use, value, welfare, well-being, world of good, worthBouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
BEHOOF. As a word of discourse, Signifies need, (egestas, necessitas, indigentia.) It comes from behoove, (Sax. behoven,) to need or have need of. In a secondary sense, which is the law sense of the word, it signifies use, service, profit, advantage, (interesse, opus.) It occurs in conveyances of land in fee simple.