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special interest

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noun
  1. special-interest group(def 1).
  2. a political or economic stake in something: Japan had a special interest in the South China Sea.
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Origin of special interest

An Americanism dating back to 1785–90
Related formsspe·cial-in·terest, adjective
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Related Words for special interest

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