vested interest


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*vested interest (in something)

Fig. a personal or biased interest, often financial, in something. (*Typically: have ~; give someone ~.) Margaret has a vested interest in wanting her father to sell the family firm. She has shares in it and would make a large profit. Bob has a vested interest in keeping the village traffic-free. He has a summer home there.
See also: interest

vested interest

A personal stake in something, as in She has a vested interest in keeping the house in her name. This term, first recorded in 1818, uses vested in the sense of "established" or "secured."
See also: interest
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His involvement in the company isn't a vested interest at all.
When they are used, the tax adviser should point out the risk involved in extending the number of Crummey trust beneficiaries past those with a vested interest in the trust.
All the people who have vested interest are criticizing us," he said.
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He apparently believed that weak individual incentives under socialism would be compensated for by stronger group incentives: "The socialist order presumably will command that moral allegiance which is being increasingly refused to capitalism"; "there might be more self-discipline and more group discipline in socialist society, hence less need for authoritarian discipline than there is in a society of fettered capitalism"; "the vested interest in social unrest may be expected to disappear in part"; and "socialism might be the only means of restoring social discipline" (italics in original).
Mumbai, Dec 27 (ANI): Asserting that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should be free from the clutches of Central Government, former senior police officer and civil society activist Kiran Bedi on Tuesday said that it is now the supremacy of the national interest over the vested interest.
Of course, making a difference in City Hall always carries the risk of offending some vested interest.
In reintroducing itself to the Northern Ontario market, Vested Interest Trading has expanded and moved into new digs in downtown North Bay.
if a participant terminates employment after completing 20 years of service but before attaining age 60, the participant is entitled to distribution of the vested interest in the Plan.
Most of the Australian telecommunication and media companies have a vested interest in protecting their traditional businesses.
If an in-service withdrawal or hardship distribution is made from a partially vested account, the plan must maintain a separate formula for computing the participant's vested interest in the account when he terminates employment.
The management team of NovoSci now has a vested interest in the Company's success at a time when we have worked very hard to position our Company for significant growth.
Both coaches have a vested interest in each other's depth.
As a founder of Third Screen Media, I have a vested interest in seeing that the mobile advertising industry not only succeeds, but that the proper standards and best practices are in place to ensure the industry's success.