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zone of interest: the range or category of interests that a statute or constitutional guarantee is intended to protect called also zone of interests NOTE: The interest of a party seeking to enforce a law or guarantee in a challenge to an action by the government (as by an administrative agency) must fall within the zone of interest protected by the law or guarantee in question, and the party must have suffered an injury in fact to that interest.
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.