Popularized in sociology by Thorstein Veblen, The Vested Interests and the Common Man, 1919. From legal notion of a vested (‘secured, permanent’) interest.
Vested-interests Sentence Examples
Wolsey had vested interests in such a policy.
He began his reign under good auspices, with Turgot, the greatest living French statesman, in charge of the disorganized finances; but in less than two years he had yielded to the demand of the vested interests attacked by Turgot's reforms, and dismissed him.
But as Fox on this occasion aided the vested interests of some English manufacturers he secured a certain revival of popularity.
The incident strengthened Prince Albert's hands in trying to carry out sundry domestic reforms which were being stoutly resisted by vested interests.