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VESTED INTEREST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vested interest mean? 

VESTED INTEREST (noun)
  The noun VESTED INTEREST has 2 senses:

1. (law) an interest in which there is a fixed right to present or future enjoyment and that can be conveyed to another
2. groups that seek to control a social system or activity from which they derive private benefit

  Familiarity information: VESTED INTEREST used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VESTED INTEREST (noun)


Sense 1vested interest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) an interest in which there is a fixed right to present or future enjoyment and that can be conveyed to another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("vested interest" is a kind of...):

interest; stake ((law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 2vested interest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Groups that seek to control a social system or activity from which they derive private benefit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("vested interest" is a kind of...):

interest; interest group ((usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vested interest"):

military-industrial complex (a country's military establishment and the industries that produce arms and other military equipment)


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