public interest


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.

Origin of public interest

First recorded in 1670–80
Related formspub·lic-in·terest, adjective
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