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Meaning of BEHOOF

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Be*hoof"\, n. [OE. to bihove for the use of, AS. beh?f
advantage, a word implied in beh?fl[=i]c necessary; akin to
Sw. behof, Dan. behov, G. behuf, and E. heave, the root
meaning to seize, hence the meanings ``to hold, make use
of.'' See {Heave}, v. t.]
Advantage; profit; benefit; interest; use.

      No mean recompense it brings To your behoof. --Milton.

 
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