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conflict of interest
n. pl. conflicts of interest
A conflict between a person's private interests and public obligations.
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con′flict of in′terest
the circumstance of a public officeholder, corporate officer, etc., whose personal interests might benefit from his or her official actions or influence.
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|Noun||1.||conflict of interest - a situation in which a public official's decisions are influenced by the official's personal interests|
situation - a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"
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