conflict of interest

Definitions of "conflict of interest"
  1. When a person's private interests interfere with their responsibilities in an official or professional role
  2. When a person faces competing responsibilities, such as an attorney serving clients with opposing interests
How to use "conflict of interest" in a sentence
  1. The city council member recused himself from the vote due to a possible conflict of interest.
  2. Because of a conflict of interest, the lawyer stepped down from representing two clients in the same case.
  3. The employee alerted the supervisor of a conflict of interest when she was assigned to audit a company her husband works for.

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