conflict of interest

Definitions

Accounting

  • noun a situation where a person or firm may profit personally from decisions taken in an official capacity

Law

  • noun a situation in which a person may profit personally from decisions which he or she takes in their official capacity, or may not be able to act independently because of connections with other people or organisations

Politics

  • noun a situation where a person may profit personally from decisions which are taken by them in an official position or may not be able to act properly because of some other person or matter with which they are connected

Publishing

  • noun a situation where somebody may profit personally from decisions which they take in their official capacity
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