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vested interest

noun [C]  /ˈves·tɪd ˈɪn·trəst, ˈɪn·tər·əst/
an interest in influencing something so that you can continue to benefit from it: She said the port has a vested interest in protecting the community's environment. A vested interest is also a person or group who has this type of relationship with something: The British vested interests didn't regulate their own industries, as the Chinese state firms do.
Translations of “vested interest”
in Chinese (Traditional) 既得利益…
in Russian кровная заинтересованность…
in Turkish kazanılmış hak, müktesep hak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 既得利益…
in Polish (żywotny lub osobisty) interes…
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