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

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

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He said the government was committed to wipe out sectarianism and terrorism in the country and media should also play a positive role to discourage the elements trying to play up the petty issues for their vested interests.
He said he had fought vested interests time and again, in stark contrast to the way Mr Cameron cosies up to the rich and powerful.
In Parliament also, such confusing questions were asked by MPs at the behest of vested interests.
18 ( ANI ): Commenting on the protest by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters, m dmi Party (P) chief Arvind Kejriwal said he is ready to face anything and, added that protests will happen as he has challenged the vested interest of some powerful people.
How many children would have been saved if these vested interest executives had shown empathy to humanity and not their pockets it has to be asked?
Anyone who has any idea about McGrath's vested interests knows they are his love of the sport and it's progression while maintaining a traditional programme that makes obvious sense.
Shortage scare stories were encouraged by vested interests to deceive the public.
He continues to give the education establishment headaches with his plans to take over the Los Angeles Unified School District, no matter how much the vested interests resist.
AFTER POSTAL REFORM: KOIZUMI MUST CUT OTHER AREAS WITH VESTED INTERESTS (IHT/Asahi as translated from the Japanese-language Asahi Shimbun's editorial published Sept.
A Time to Choose" (by Amy Sullivan, December) provides an interesting, if disheartening, look into how the vested interests of various one-issue groups can derail reasonable attempts by reasonable people to craft workable compromises in difficult policy matters.
And if one candidate is hired over others who appear to be more qualified, question the decision, If many such questions surface during the audit, evidence is building that those persons doing the hiring are protecting their vested interests and, consequently, hiring down.
It is axiomatic that all companies pursuing their businesses have vested interests.
The GMB union launched its attack after Mr Jones accused them of holding back reforms to public services through vested interests and short-sightedness.
But Whitehead's latest speech and the rising tide of people with vested interests in the future of the site has some people doubting that anything will happen here for a long time.
Vested interests aside, the public corporation system is deeply troubled.