Final cause; end; purpose of obtaining; cause; motive; reason; interest; concern; account; regard or respect; -- used chiefly in such phrases as, for the sake of, for his sake, for man's sake, for mercy's sake, and the like; as, to commit crime for the sake of gain; to go abroad for the sake of one's health.
- Purpose; motive: a quarrel only for the sake of argument.
- Advantage; good: for the sake of his health.
- Personal benefit or interest; welfare: for her own sake.
- A Japanese liquor made from fermented rice.