Origin of behalf
Examples from the Web for behalf
“Basically, I was contacted and asked if an appeal could be opened on my behalf,” she told me from her home in Providence.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.|James Joiner|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet she spoke of his dignity in such an insane situation and when she touched on his pain she expressed her own on his behalf.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Please, Your Excellencies, consider my case with justice and intervene on my behalf.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike|IranWire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He co-authored the amicus brief filed on behalf of 23 pro-life groups.The Supreme Court Case Uniting Pro-Lifers & Pro-Choicers|Emily Shire|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His wife, Rosario Murillo, usually speaks on his behalf in public, and increasingly acts as official government spokesperson.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution|Nina Lakhani|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nor on her behalf would he have hesitated, though the misery might have continued for three months.The Prime Minister|Anthony Trollope
But here there would be also an expenditure of force on behalf of its own sex.Schenk's Theory: The Determination of Sex|Samuel Leopold Schenk
Accordingly, on behalf of the highly respectable Miss Heald, I now ask that the recognizances be forfeited.The Magnificent Montez|Horace Wyndham
There was a sincere and vigorous demonstration in our behalf.Zenobia|William Ware
How many unexpected deliverances has He wrought on our behalf!Sermons|Clement Bailhache
Word Origin for behalf
c.1300, behalve (with dative suffix), from Old English (him) be healfe "by (his) side," and on (his) healfe "on (his) side," from healfe "side" (see half).
see in behalf of.