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English definition of “a conflict of interest”

a conflict of interest

C2 a situation in which someone cannot make a fair decision because they will be affected by the result: I need to declare a conflict of interest here - one of the candidates for the job is a friend of mine.
(Definition of a conflict of interest from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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