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English definition of “interest”

interest

noun [C] (LEGAL RIGHT)    /ˈɪn.trəst/ US  /-trɪst/
specialized law, business an involvement or a legal right, usually relating to a business or possessions: He is a multi-millionaire with business interests around the world. When they divorced she retained a legal interest in the property.Having and owning - general words
(Definition of interest noun (LEGAL RIGHT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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