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English definition of “act for/on behalf of sb/sth”

act for/on behalf of sb/sth

phrasal verb with act
 
 
/ækt/ verb [I]
LAW to represent a person, company, etc. in a court of law: There are few exceptions to the rule that a solicitor may not act for both seller and buyer.
to represent a person, company, etc. or deal with their business for them: The Council of Mortgage Lenders claims to act for 98% of lenders. She was authorized by the Commission to act on its behalf.
(Definition of act for/on behalf of sb/sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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