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English definition of “behalf”

behalf

noun     /bɪˈhɑːf/ US  /-ˈhæf/
on behalf of sb (US also in behalf of sb, on sb's behalf, US also in sb's behalf) B2 representing: On behalf of the entire company, I would like to thank you for all your work. Unfortunately, George cannot be with us today so I am pleased to accept this award on his behalf. She wasn't able to be present, so I signed the letter in her behalf.Replacing and exchanging for the good of or because of: Please don't leave on my behalf.Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason
(Definition of behalf noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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