Definition of vested interest in English:

vested interest

Syllabification: vest·ed in·ter·est

noun

[usually in singular]
1A personal stake or involvement in an undertaking or state of affairs, especially one with an expectation of financial gain: banks have a vested interest in the growth of their customers
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  • But he believes shares are being stopped from reaching their ‘true level’ by financial institutions with a vested interest in seeing them continually rise.
  • The answer is that a family that has established a business, built it up and kept a substantial stake, has a vested interest in very long-term shareholder value.
  • The government has a vested interest in keeping the share prices high.
1.1A person or group having a personal stake or involvement: the problem is that the authorities are a vested interest
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  • To this day, he has supporters who believe vested interests and disgruntled enemies blackened his name.
  • Until that happens, he believes, politicians, businessmen and vested interests will continue to amass illicit wealth at the expense of the common good.
  • ‘The implication that I was somehow involved in a conspiracy on behalf of vested interests is untrue,’ Sanders says.
1.2 Law An interest (usually in land or money held in trust) recognized as belonging to a particular person.
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  • It stands, therefore, in real contradistinction to the type of vested interest in land that one encounters with a lease.
  • Should B then die before the widow, B's estate will retain a vested interest and C will not obtain any interest in the property, even though this is contrary to the express wishes of the settlor.
  • Now, that actually calculates to being 20 per cent of this vested interest that the wife had, which was not going to become available to her during her mother's lifetime.

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