on behalf of someone

variants: or

on someone's behalf

Definition of on behalf of someone

  1. 1 :  as a representative of someone The teacher accepted the award on behalf of the whole class.

  2. 2 or US in behalf of someone or in someone's behalf :  for the benefit of someone :  in support of someone She spoke in behalf of the other candidate. They're willing to do anything on their child's behalf.

  3. 3 :  because of someone Don't get up on my behalf.

Word by Word Definitions

behalfplay
  1. :  interest, benefit

    :  support, defense

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up on behalf of someone? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

contemplative of or relative to the past

Get Word of the Day daily email!