vested interest

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1. Right of ownership, possession, and use of a tangible or intangible property that is immediate (or is certain to come about) and which (unlike a contingent interest) is not dependent on something that may or may not happen. Not to be confused with vested in interest. See also absolute interest.
2. Personal stake, or expectation of personal gain, that underlies a strong commitment to maintain or influence an action.

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The individual had a vested interest in seeing the business partner succeed so we were prepared for a biased interview.
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I have a vested interest in the local high school I donate money to as my child is a student there and I want the funds to go towards helping her get a good education.
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I had a vested interest in the team and wanted them to do well in the playoffs and win the championship.
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