Definition of behoof in English:

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Pronunciation: /bəˈho͞of/


Benefit or advantage: to make laws for the behoof of the colony
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  • To the use and behoof of Richard Rust and Susanna his wife, his heirs and Susanna's forever more.
  • (b) the words ‘or a member makes a trust deed for behoof of his creditors or a composition contract’ shall be omitted.
  • 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.


Old English behōf; related to Dutch behoef and German Behuf, also to heave.

Words that rhyme with behoof

aloof, goof, hoof, pouffe, proof, roof, shadoof, spoof, Tartuffe, underproof, woof

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Syllabification: be·hoof

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