1) Use, benefit, advantage.
1454 to have the saide harnes to his own behowe, Hull
1519 the feoffees therin named stand and be feoffed to huce and behove of me Thomas Hanson, Golcar
1629 behooffe of the said Francis Hodgson, Addingham. Note: 1642 It is very behoovefull to see that an heywaine bee well raked, both the endes and the sides, Elmswell.