Meaning of “special interest” in the English Dictionary

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"special interest" in American English

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special interestnoun [ C ]

/ˈspeʃ·əl ˈɪn·trəst, ˈɪn·tər·əst/

social studies a person, group, or organization that tries to influence government decisions to benefit itself

(Definition of “special interest” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)