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Vested Interest

1. A stake that a person or company has in a certain outcome. For example, a shareholder and an employee both have a vested interest in a company performing well.

2. See: Right.
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Mr President, please prove those who believe in you right; prove those who say Bello has been lying that you endorse him and all his actions right; prove that, like Katsina, the interest of the people in Kogi is paramount to you and above the vested interest of Yahaya Bello.
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who have always have their vested interests and some geo-political goals to achieve Pakistan's foreign policy makers yet have to introduce a policy which will define our very own goals and interests on the basis to establish our relations globally That's why, we are still unable to recognise , who are true friends and who exploited us and are still doing.
Nick Clegg pledged to take on "vested interests" in politics and business last night as he defended his handling of the EU referendum issue to activists at a spring conference rally in Liverpool.
Shortage scare stories were encouraged by vested interests to deceive the public.
In each case, advances came at the expense of vested interests that had long exercised with near monopoly power.
There are reformers who are concerned about what's best for kids, but the vested interests that arise are more concerned with protecting the status quo; that's their livelihood.
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