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English definition of “on behalf of someone”

on behalf of someone

(also on someone's behalf)
done for another person’s benefit or support, or because you are representing the interests of that person: I’d like to say on behalf of the whole group that we wish you well in your new job.
(Definition of on behalf of someone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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