from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See behoovable.
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VI. there is the following item: -- "The space between the wall of the church and the wall of the cloyster shall conteyne 38 feyte, which is left for to sett in certayne trees and flowers, behovable and convenient for the custom of the said church."
"Sin is behovable -- [playeth a needful part] --; but all shall be well"