1. conflict of interest a situation in which a public official's decisions are influenced by the official's personal interests
  2. conflict an open clash between two opposing groups
  3. pooling of interest an accounting method used in the merging of companies
  4. community of interests agreement as to goals
  5. contrast the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared
  6. controlling interest ownership of more than 50% of a corporation's voting shares
  7. compound interest interest calculated on both the principal and the accrued interest
  8. undivided interest the interest in property owned by tenants whereby each tenant has an equal right to enjoy the entire property
  9. self-interest concern for your own interests and welfare
  10. conflicting in disagreement
  11. rate of interest the percentage of a sum of money charged for its use
  12. vested interest (law) an interest in which there is a fixed right to present or future enjoyment and that can be conveyed to another
  13. convoluted highly complex or intricate
  14. security interest any interest in a property that secures the payment of an obligation
  15. reflectiveness the capability of quiet thought or contemplation
  16. oligodendrocyte a cell of the oligodendroglia
  17. simple interest interest paid on the principal alone
  18. public defender a lawyer who represents indigent defendants at public expense
  19. insurable interest an interest in a person or thing that will support the issuance of an insurance policy; an interest in the survival of the insured or in the preservation of the thing that is insured
  20. low-interest (used of loans) charging a relatively small percentage of the amount borrowed