Conflict Of Interest Definition

A conflict between one's obligation to the public good and one's self-interest, as in the case of a public officeholder who owns stock in a company seeking government contracts.
Webster's New World
The real or apparent conflict between one’s personal interest in a matter and one’s duty to another or to the public in general regarding the same matter.
Webster's New World Law
The real, apparent, or potential conflict between the duty owed to one in a matter and the duty owed to another regarding the same matter, especially if the person who owes the duty is a lawyer (such as one who represents two defendants in the same case).
Webster's New World Law
(law) A situation in which someone in a position of trust, such as a lawyer, insurance adjuster, a politician, executive or director of a corporation or a medical research scientist or physician, has competing professional or personal interests.

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