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vested interest

noun

Simple Definition of vested interest

  • : a personal or private reason for wanting something to be done or to happen

Full Definition of vested interest

  1. 1 :  an interest (as a title to an estate) carrying a legal right of present or future enjoyment; specifically :  a right vested in an employee under a pension plan

  2. 2 :  a special concern or stake in maintaining or influencing a condition, arrangement, or action especially for selfish ends

  3. 3 :  one having a vested interest in something; specifically :  a group enjoying benefits from an existing economic or political privilege

Examples of vested interest

  1. She has a vested interest in seeing the business sold, as she'll make a profit from the sale.



1818

First Known Use of vested interest

1818


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