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Benefit or advantage.‘to make laws for the behoof of the colony’
benefit, advantage, use, value, virtue, usefulness, utility, service, gain, profit, avail, validity, help, assistance, aidView synonyms
- ‘To the use and behoof of Richard Rust and Susanna his wife, his heirs and Susanna's forever more.’
- ‘But in May 1650, he sold Gorbals to the Magistrates and Council of Glasgow; to be held by them - one fourth for the behoof of the city, two-fourths for behoof of Hutcheson's Hospital and one-fourth for behoof of the Trades’ Hospital.’
- ‘(b) the words ‘or a member makes a trust deed for behoof of his creditors or a composition contract’ shall be omitted.’
Old English behōf; related to Dutch behoef and German Behuf, also to heave.
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