self-dealing

noun

self-deal·​ing ˈself-ˈdē-liŋ How to pronounce self-dealing (audio)
: engagement in a transaction for the benefit of oneself rather than for the benefits of someone to whom one owes a fiduciary duty

Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-dealing was in 1931

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Cite this Entry

“Self-dealing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-dealing. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Legal Definition

self-dealing

noun

self-deal·​ing
ˈself-ˈdē-liŋ
: engagement in a transaction that is intended primarily to benefit one's self or the narrow interests of a few (as corporate insiders) rather than those to whom one owes a duty by virtue of one's position
self-dealing by a trustee
self-dealing adjective
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