Part of speech: noun

The interest or defense ( of any one); preceded by in, on, or upon.

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Usage examples "behalf":

  1. He said you would probably come, and he begged us to strain every effort in your behalf, because, he said, your happiness absolutely depended upon our finding for you the woman you were seeking. - "The Tracer of Lost Persons", Robert W. Chambers.
  2. Elsie said little to him, but many times silently lifted up her heart on his behalf, asking that he might have strength given him to do the duty he felt to be so difficult and painful. - "Grandmother Elsie", Martha Finley.
  3. At last some one had spoken out on his mother's behalf in that tone which should have been used from the first. - "Orley Farm", Anthony Trollope.