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British pronunciation/vˈɛstɪd ˈɪntɹəst/
American pronunciation/vˈɛstᵻd ˈɪntɹəst/
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one's personal benefit or financial gain in a situation one is involved in

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What is the origin of the idiom "vested interest" and when to use it?

The idiom "vested interest" originated from legal and financial contexts. The word "vested" refers to something that is secured or granted to someone, while "interest" refers to a stake or involvement in something. It is used to describe a personal or financial interest in a particular outcome or situation. It implies that the person has a significant stake or benefit tied to the success or failure of something.

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a legal right or claim to a particular property or asset that is recognized as belonging to a specific individual or entity

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Mary had a vested interest in the outcome of the election, so she donated money to her candidate's campaign.
The board of directors had a vested interest in the company's profits, so they voted to increase the price of the company's stock.
Finding a fair arbitrator, who had no vested interest in the outcome, was crucial for the credibility of the decision-making process.
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