conflict of interest

Definition of conflict of interest

  1. :  a conflict between the private interests and the official responsibilities of a person in a position of trust

First Known Use of conflict of interest

1860


Law Dictionary

conflict of interest

con·flict of interest \ˈkän-ˌflikt-\
  1. 1 :  a conflict between the private interests and the official or professional responsibilities of a person in a position of trust

  2. 2 :  a conflict between competing duties (as in an attorney's representation of clients with adverse interests) — see also ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct


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