behoof

[ bih-hoof ]
/ bɪˈhuf /
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noun, plural be·hooves [bih-hoovz]. /bɪˈhuvz/.

use; advantage; benefit: The money was spent for his own behoof.

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Origin of behoof

before 1000; Middle English behove,Old English behōf profit, need; cognate with Dutch behoef,German Behuf
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British Dictionary definitions for behoof

behoof
/ (bɪˈhuːf) /

noun plural -hooves

rare advantage or profit

Word Origin for behoof

Old English behōf; related to Middle High German behuof something useful; see behove
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