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 for Behoof
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Behoof \Be*hoof"\, n. [OE. to bihove for the use of, AS. beh?f
     advantage, a word implied in beh?fl[imac]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.
     [1913 Webster]
           No mean recompense it brings
           To your behoof.                          --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "behoof":
     advantage, avail, behalf, benefit, benison, blessing, boon,
     convenience, gain, good, interest, percentage, point, profit,
     service, use, value, welfare, well-being, world of good, worth

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  BEHOOF. As a word of discourse, Signifies need, (egestas, necessitas, 
  indigentia.) It comes from behoove, (Sax. behoven,) to need or have need of. 
  In a secondary sense, which is the law sense of the word, it signifies use, 
  service, profit, advantage, (interesse, opus.) It occurs in conveyances of 
  land in fee simple. 

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