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vested interest

noun [C]
 
 
a strong reason for supporting a particular action which will give you a personal or financial advantage: a vested interest in sth Leaks about a possible merger were traced back to the companies with a vested interest in the deal. The majority faction has a vested interest in taking part in the election.
vested interests [plural] disapproving people or organizations with a financial or personal advantage in a system, situation, etc., used especially when they refuse to allow changes to it that would cause them to lose this advantage: The bond market and other vested interests fought plans to tighten the tax loopholes. Strong vested interests can keep a counter-productive policy going almost indefinitely.
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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