n. The tendency to speak on behalf of other people without having the right or authority to do so.

Example Citation:
"Beware, behalf-ies! Beware the writer who sets himself or herself up as the voice of a nation. This includes nations of race, gender, sexual orientation, elective affinities...The New Behalfism replaces literary values by political ones."
—Salman Rushdie, Index on Censorship