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behoof

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noun be·hoof \bi-ˈhüf, bē-\

Definition of behoof

  1. :  advantage, profit <for his own behoof>



Origin and Etymology of behoof

Middle English behof, from Old English behōf profit, need; akin to Old English hebban to raise — more at heave


First Known Use: before 12th century


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