behalf behalf  /bɪ ˈhæf/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as
  2. (n) for someone's benefit (usually expressed as `in behalf' rather than `on behalf' and usually with a possessive)

Usage(s):

  1. But then Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran got tough on behalf of his state.
  2. By filing a lawsuit on the women's behalf, he became a hero in Shandong and an important player in China's nascent civil society.
  3. Kennedy wrote to the Pope about his own failing health, as well as his legislative battles on behalf of the less fortunate.

News

  1. SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims on Behalf of Investors of Ixia -- XXIA

    NEW YORK -- Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Ixia ("Ixia" or the "Company") who purchased shares between April 29, ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims on Behalf of Investors of Tech Data Corp. -- TECD

    NEW YORK -- Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Tech Data Corp. ("Tech Data" or the "Company") who purchased Tech Data ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Senator makes appeal on behalf of pastor held in Iran

    An Idaho senator is delivering a powerful appeal to Iranians on behalf of the Christian pastor imprisoned in Tehran for his faith, with a videotaped message timed to air on Voice of America just before tomorrow’s elections in the Islamic Republic.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Fox News

Quotes

  1. ...energy company which is the world's third-largest energy company and the fourth-largest company in the world -- said, "As far as I'm concerned, BP is responsible for this horrific disaster, and we will hold them fully accountable on behalf...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

  2. "On behalf of my family and myself, thank you for all of your love. Thank you for all of your support. We miss him so much. Thank you," Jackson said as she stood before a large image of her and her brother as children.
    on Jun 29, 2009 By: Janet Jackson Source: ABC News

  3. "While we acknowledge the sincere efforts of both Turkey and Brazil to find a solution," Mrs Clinton said, "we are proceeding to rally the international community on behalf of a strong sanctions resolution that will, in our view, send an...
    on May 18, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Belfast Telegraph

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