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in / on behalf of, as a representative of or a proxy for:
On behalf of my colleagues, I address you tonight.
in / on someone’s behalf, in the interest or aid of (someone):
He interceded in my behalf.
Contemporary Examples

Romney’s Game Plan Tucker Carlson November 2, 2008
My Gloria Allred Nightmare Tricia Romano June 12, 2012
Penn State Law Offers Fee Waiver; Prospective Applicants Jeer Brian Ries November 16, 2011
The Pro-Stimulus, Pro-Obama Candidate Benjamin Sarlin August 10, 2010
Fair Go: Australia and the U.N. Vote Mark Baker November 29, 2012

Historical Examples

The Law and the Lady Wilkie Collins
Explorations in Australia John Forrest
The Kath Sarit Sgara Somadeva Bhatta
Harriet, The Moses of Her People Sarah H. Bradford
Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town Cory Doctorow

interest, part, benefit, or respect (only in the phrases on (someone’s) behalf, on or US and Canadian in behalf of, in this (or that) behalf)
see: in behalf of


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