Definitions for public interest

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  1. public interest(Noun)

    common good


  1. Public interest

    The public interest refers to the "common well-being" or "general welfare". The public interest is central to policy debates, politics, democracy and the nature of government itself. While nearly everyone claims that aiding the common well-being or general welfare is positive, there is little, if any, consensus on what exactly constitutes the public interest, or whether the concept itself is a coherent one.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Judge John Kane:

    The public interest is best served by the free exchange of ideas.

  2. Deputy Labour Minister Dimitris Stratoulis:

    We are not afraid of blackmail, and our priority is the public interest.

  3. Laquan McDonald:

    I know there's a lot of public interest in this, and for good reason, it's definitely relevant.

  4. Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron:

    We take note that the Constitutional Council confirms the cap on redundancy payments is in the public interest.

  5. Chris Stirling:

    The consumer arms of pharma companies are going to have to look at this area hard because there is so much public interest, they need to get on the bandwagon.


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