What does BEHOOF mean?

BEHOOF meaning in General Dictionary

Advantage profit advantage interest use

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  • positive aspect; revenue; advantage; interest; usage.

BEHOOF meaning in Law Dictionary

utilize; benefit; revenue; service ; benefit. It takes place in conveyances, e. g., "to their and their usage and behoof." Stiles v. Japhet, 84 Tex. 91, 19 S. W. 450.

BEHOOF meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, "use, advantage, benefit;" Old English had bihoflic "useful," implying *bihof "advantage, energy;" from Proto-Germanic *bi-hof "that which binds, necessity, obligation" (cognates: Old Frisian bihof "advantage," Dutch behoef, Middle tall German bihuof "useful thing," German Behuf "benefit, use, advantage"). Inside common Germanic mixture, initial element, most likely intensive, is cognate with be- additionally the 2nd with Old English hof, past tight of hebban "to increase" (see heave (v.)). The initial sense is probably, after that, "trying out (for oneself)."

BEHOOF meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) Advantage; revenue; advantage; interest; usage.

Sentence Examples with the word BEHOOF

Envy, malice and uncharitableness are found in primitive society, as elsewhere, and in their behoof the mystic forces are not unfrequently unloosed by those who know how to do so.

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