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Meaning of self-interest

self-in•ter•est

Pronunciation: (self"in'tur-ist, -trist, self'-), [key]
— n.
  1. regard for one's own interest or advantage, esp. with disregard for others.
  2. personal interest or advantage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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