behoof

noun
be·​hoof | \ bi-ˈhüf How to pronounce behoof (audio) , bē- \

Definition of behoof

: advantage, profit for his own behoof

First Known Use of behoof

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for behoof

Middle English behof, from Old English behōf profit, need; akin to Old English hebban to raise — more at heave entry 1

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“Behoof.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/behoof. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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