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a conflict of interest

C2 a ​situation in which someone cannot make a ​fairdecision 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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