Meaning of “act for/on behalf of sb/sth” in the English Dictionary

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"act for/on behalf of sb/sth" in Business English

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act for/on behalf of sb/sth

phrasal verb with act uk /ækt/ us 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)