Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One's own profit, gain, or advantage; self-interest.

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Examples

  • The solution is not to allow the lenders that created a "cyber" registry for their own self-profit to be slapped on the wrist for using fraudulent documents and for failing to record assignments of mortgages.

    Massachusetts Is Right to Act on Fraudulent Mortgages

  • I'm even going to be okay with the mistakes that our President is entitled to make because he's convinced me that he is working for the good of OUR country, NOT self-profit.

    More details of White House visitors released

  • He is a self-profit motivated charming salesman who will discover that he can have real feelings, she a deep feeling artist who eschews money and assists seniors on discount drug buying trips to Canada and who tries to avoid feeling anything.

    Alexander J. Cohen: Love and Other Drugs
 , an Interview With Director Ed Zwick

  • In the grind for survival, the poor forget all too often that the occasional goodies they get are mere scraps from the tables of the immoderately greedy powerful who plunder public coffers, or abuse power for self-profit.

    Out of my mind

  • His acceptance within sub-groups as an ally rather than a conspirator for self-profit, heralds the value of journalism.

    GNUCITIZEN Comments

  • His acceptance within sub-groups as an ally rather than a conspirator for self-profit, heralds the value of journalism.

    GNUCITIZEN Comments

  • His acceptance within sub-groups as an ally rather than a conspirator for self-profit, heralds the value of journalism.

    GNUCITIZEN Comments

  • His acceptance within sub-groups as an ally rather than a conspirator for self-profit, heralds the value of journalism.

    GNUCITIZEN Comments

  • The crime had all the earmarks of a funding exercise rather than self-profit, but Corey’s Black Brigade snitches were very young and very junior in the hierarchy, so knew nothing of Mohammed el Nesr’s thinking, and swore it wasn’t the Black Brigade—with complete truth.

    Naked Cruelty

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