Adverse Interest

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Definition: Adverse Interest


Adverse Interest

Quick Summary of Adverse Interest


n. a right or concern that is contrary to the interest or claim of another.




What is the dictionary definition of Adverse Interest?

Dictionary Definition


The legal right or liability of a person called to testify as a witness in a lawsuit that might be lost or impaired if the party who called him or her to testify wins the case.


Full Definition of Adverse Interest


This interest against the interest of the party calling a witness to the stand makes him or her an adverse or hostile witness. Although usually the party calling a witness to testify cannot impeach that person’s credibility, if the person has an adverse interest, the testimony may be discredited by the party who called that witness to the stand.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Adverse Interest are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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