for the good of

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Definition of for the good of

: in order to help (someone or something) She did it for the good of the community.

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“For the good of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20the%20good%20of. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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