public interest

Definition of "public interest"
  1. The overall well-being and rights of the general public that need to be identified, safeguarded, and promoted
How to use "public interest" in a sentence
  1. The new recycling program was launched purely in the public interest.
  2. Gambling is restricted in many jurisdictions because it's believed not to serve the public interest.
  3. Laws regarding public safety are often considered as matters of public interest.

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