Be*hoof" (?), n. [OE. to bihove for the use of, AS. behf advantage, a word implied in behflic 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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