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conflict of interest


She will not vote or participate in discussion on the subject due to a conflict of interest.
  a conflict between one’s duty and one’s personal interests; or conflicts between competing responsibilities
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  • She will not vote or participate in discussion on the subject due to a conflict of interest.
  • "I couldn’t tell you about Crow’s relationship to Sam Westing—conflict of interest, you understand."
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • It’s a conflict of interest?’
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • I don’t want to put you in an untenable conflict of interest or of the soul."
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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  • Sounds to me like a conflict of interest.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The silver lining is that now you don’t have to worry about a conflict of interest.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Don’t you think that’s a little conflict of interest right there?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • He was charged with violating a federal conflict of interest law, not because he failed to disclose his financial interest or the value of those tissues to the donors, but because federal researchers aren’t allowed to take money from pharmaceutical companies.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Just as there are no contradictions in my values and no conflicts among my desires-so there are no victims and no conflicts of interest among rational men, men who do not desire the unearned and do not view one another with a cannibal’s lust, men who neither make sacrifices nor accept them.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • It’s called conflict of interest.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses

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  • Fitzsimmons would certainly have avoided this conflict of interest.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Either way she would have a terrible conflict of interest.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • It’s a fundamental conflict of interest.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • As expected, questions about her friendship with Mavis had been brought up, conflict of interest hinted at.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • A spokesman close to the Director General has pointed out that, in view of the impossibility of conflict of interest between oxygen types such as ourselves and the Ratoonians, any outcome of the conference must be to our advantage, the question being to what extent.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Del Mar, conscious of the potential conflict of interest for the Howards and Smiths, barred public wagering on the race.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • We’re looking at a conflict of interest."
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
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Associated words [difficulty]:   conflict of interest [7] , bar [1] , Chapter 11 bankruptcy [3] , grand jury [5] , recuse [5] , circumstantial evidence [6] , entrapment [6] , extradition [6] , inside information [6] , subpoena [6] , restraining order [7] , certiorari [8] , class action [8] , power of attorney [8] , pro bono [8] , public domain [8] , tort [8] , Uniform Commercial Code [9] , bench warrant [9] , collective bargaining [9] , corpus delicti [9] , de jure [9] , demurrer [9] , deponent [9] , ex parte [9] , notary public [9] , prima facie [9] , pseudoscience [9]
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