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noun
the welfare or well-being of the general public; commonwealth: health programs that directly affect the public interest.
appeal or relevance to the general populace: a news story of public interest.
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Origin of public interest

First recorded in 1670–80

OTHER WORDS FROM public interest

public-interest, adjective
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