conflict of interest

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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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Noun1.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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He laid too great stress on what he called the class struggle, the antagonism between labor and capital, the conflict of interest.
We explain the nature of the conflict of interest that produces the class struggle."
"But there should be no conflict of interest!" I cried.
"That is what we socialists are trying to bring about,--the abolition of the conflict of interest. Pardon me.
There is no such thing as a conflict of interest between labor and capital--or, rather, there ought not to be."
When there is only so much of the same thing, and when two men want all they can get of the same thing, there is a conflict of interest between labor and capital.
"You think it is a class conflict, or a conflict of interests, as social contests are with you in Europe.
You say it is not a conflict of classes and not a conflict of interests. Suppose I admitted that.
Religion keeps these two selfish sentiments in subordination by the thought of a future life; and in this way the harshness of the conflict of interests has been somewhat softened.
This sparked question on "conflict of interest" on the part of Panelo who was Sanchez'sformer defense legal counsel.
Earlier, Dravid was accused of conflict of interest by Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association's member Sanjay Gupta.
Lacson accused Duque's conflict of interest after a company owned by the Health secretary's family obtained contracts with the Department of Health (DOH).

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