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Definition of

vested interest

Finance

personal interest in maintaining status quo a special interest in keeping an existing state of affairs for personal gain

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Definitions of ’vested interest’ and meaning of ’vested interest’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’vested interest’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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