in (someone's) behalf

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in (one's) behalf

For the benefit, interest, or support of someone; as an agent, representative, or in place of someone. Our lawyer will be telephoning the department tomorrow in our behalf, to ensure our application goes through as planned. This decision is in your behalf, so don't act so ungrateful!
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in (someone's) behalf

1. As the representative of someone else; in lieu of someone. The boss isn't here at the moment, but I'd be happy to sign for the package in her behalf.
2. In the interest or for the benefit of someone else. Children don't understand until they're older that everything their parents do is in their behalf.
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References in classic literature ?
One Nazarene warrior might indeed bear arms in my behalf, even Wilfred, son of Cedric, whom the Gentiles call Ivanhoe.
I entreated this illustrious person, to intercede in my behalf with his majesty, for leave to depart; which he accordingly did, as he was pleased to tell me, with regret: for indeed he had made me several offers very advantageous, which, however, I refused, with expressions of the highest acknowledgment.