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conflict of interest
conflict of interest: a conflict between the private interests and the official or professional responsibilities of a person in a position of trust
2 : a conflict between competing duties (as in an attorney's representation of clients with adverse interests) see also ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct in the Important Laws section
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.
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