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 : 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 : a special concern or stake in maintaining or influencing a condition, arrangement, or action especially for selfish ends
3 : one having a vested interest in something; specifically : a group enjoying benefits from an existing economic or political privilege
Examples of vested interest
She has a vested interest in seeing the business sold, as she'll make a profit from the sale.
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