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vested interest

n.
1. Law A right or title, as to present or future possession of an estate, that can be conveyed to another.
2. A fixed right granted to an employee under a pension plan.
3. A special interest in protecting or promoting that which is to one's own personal advantage.
4. vested interests Those groups that seek to maintain or control an existing system or activity from which they derive private benefit.

vested interest

n
1. (Law) property law an existing and disposable right to the immediate or future possession and enjoyment of property
2. a strong personal concern in a state of affairs, system, etc, usually resulting in private gain
3. a person or group that has such an interest

vest′ed in′terest


n.
1. a special interest in an existing system, arrangement, or institution for particular personal reasons.
2. a permanent right given to an employee under a pension plan.
3. vested interests, the groups who benefit most from existing systems.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vested interest - (law) an interest in which there is a fixed right to present or future enjoyment and that can be conveyed to another
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
stake, interest - (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something; "they have interests all over the world"; "a stake in the company's future"
2.vested interest - groups that seek to control a social system or activity from which they derive private benefit
interest group, interest - (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims; "the iron interests stepped up production"
military-industrial complex - a country's military establishment and the industries that produce arms and other military equipment; "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex"--Dwight David Eisenhower
Translations

vested interest

[ˌvɛstɪdˈɪntrɪst] n to have a vested interest in doing sthavere un interesse personale nel fare qc vested interests npl (Comm) → diritti mpl acquisiti
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