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act for/on behalf of sb/sth

phrasal verb with act uk   us   /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.
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