from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A conflict between a person's private interests and public obligations.
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- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a situation in which a public official's decisions are influenced by the official's personal interests
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