Meaning of conflict of interest
con'flict of in'terest
- the circumstance of a public officeholder, business executive, or the like, whose personal interests might benefit from his or her official actions or influence: The senator placed his stocks in trust to avoid possible conflict of interest.
- the circumstance of a person who finds that one of his or her activities, interests, etc., can be advanced only at the expense of another of them.
- conflict of interest (Thesaurus)