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public interest

noun
1.
the welfare or well-being of the general public; commonwealth:
health programs that directly affect the public interest.
2.
appeal or relevance to the general populace:
a news story of public interest.
Origin of public interest
1670-1680
1670-80
Related forms
public-interest, adjective
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