lobbying

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lob·by

 (lŏb′ē)
n. pl. lob·bies
1. A hall, foyer, or waiting room at or near the entrance to a building, such as a hotel or theater.
2. A public room next to the assembly chamber of a legislative body.
3. A group of persons engaged in trying to influence legislators or other public officials in favor of a specific cause: the banking lobby; the labor lobby.
v. lob·bied, lob·by·ing, lob·bies
v.intr.
To try to influence the thinking of legislators or other public officials for or against a specific cause: lobbying for stronger environmental safeguards; lobbied against the proliferation of nuclear arms.
v.tr.
1. To try to influence public officials on behalf of or against (proposed legislation, for example): lobbied the bill through Congress; lobbied the bill to a negative vote.
2. To try to influence (an official) to take a desired action.

[Medieval Latin lobia, monastic cloister, of Germanic origin.]

lob′by·er, lob′by·ist n.
lob′by·ism n.

lobbying

(ˈlɒbɪɪŋ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics activity that aims to influence legislators, etc in the formulation of policy
Translations
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nBeeinflussung fvon Abgeordneten (durch Lobbys); the Prime Minister refused to be influenced by lobbyingder Premierminister wollte sich nicht von Lobbys or Interessenverbänden beeinflussen lassen