in the interest of

[ in-ter-ist, -trist ]SEE DEFINITION OF in the interest of
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WORD ORIGIN

"to cause to be interested," c.1600, earlier interesse (1560s), from the noun (see interest (n.)). Perhaps also from or influenced by interess'd, past participle of interesse.

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