public interest

Definitions

Economics

  • noun the good of the public in general, as opposed to individuals or groups

Law

  • noun the usefulness of a piece of information to the public, in matters concerning national security, fraud, medical malpractice, etc., used as a defence against charges of passing on confidential information or of invasion of privacy

Politics

  • noun the right of the public to know about something which affects them
  • noun general interest by people in something
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