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vested interestnoun

uk   /ˌves.tɪd ˈɪn.tər.est/ us   /ˌves.tɪd ˈɪn.t̬ɚ.est/
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vested interestnoun [C]

/ˈves·tɪd ˈɪn·trəst, ˈɪn·tər·əst/
an interest in influencing something so that you can continue to benefit from it: She said the port has a vested interest in protecting the community's environment.
A vested interest is also a person or group who has this type of relationship with something: The British vested interests didn't regulate their own industries, as the Chinese state firms do.
(Definition of vested interest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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vested interestnoun [C]

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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.
(Definition of vested interest from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vested interest”
in Chinese (Simplified) 既得利益…
in Turkish kazanılmış hak, müktesep hak…
in Russian кровная заинтересованность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 既得利益…
in Polish (żywotny lub osobisty) interes…
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