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Definition 1: groups that seek to control a social system or activity from which they derive private benefit - [noun denoting group]

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

"the iron interests stepped up production"

(... is a kind of vested interest ) a country's military establishment and the industries that produce arms and other military equipment

"we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex"

Definition 2: (law) an interest in which there is a fixed right to present or future enjoyment and that can be conveyed to another - [noun denoting possession]

(vested interest is a kind of ...) (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something

"they have interests all over the world" "a stake in the company's future"

(vested interest belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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