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vested interest

vested interest

 
pronunciation:
ve stihd In t rihst [or] ve stihd In trihst
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in law, a right that cannot be eliminated, such as a right to a future benefit.
definition 2: special, particular interest in a system, institution, or the like that provides personal advantage.
definition 3: (pl.) the groups or individuals who control, often for personal gain, a nation's business or financial activities.