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interest group

n.
A group of persons working on behalf of or strongly supporting a particular cause, such as an industry or an item of legislation.

in′terest group`


n.
a group of people drawn or acting together because of a common interest, concern, or purpose.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interest group - (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aimsinterest group - (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims; "the iron interests stepped up production"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
social group - people sharing some social relation
special interest - an individual or group who are concerned with some particular part of the economy and who try to influence legislators or bureaucrats to act in their favor
vested interest - groups that seek to control a social system or activity from which they derive private benefit
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A lobby group has sought urgent temporary orders stopping appointment of presidential nominees to the Judicial Service Commission, saying the process was not transparent.
ISLAMABAD -- Eight member delegation of YFK-International Kashmir Lobby Group (Youth Forum For Kashmir) called on Ambassador of Azerbaijan Ali Alizada.
Alliance for Insurance Reform, an Irish lobby group, is to be revived in Ireland.
Summary: The Economic Committees, a private-sector lobby group, plans to send a delegation to GCC states to reassert bilateral ties, according to a statement issued Friday by business leaders.
The scientific Alliance is a lobby group for big business (SourceWatch, 2012) Interestingly, the Adam Smith Institute is also a large big business lobby group.
Co-chairman of industry lobby group NZRise, Paul Ramsay, said, "all engagement" of that nature was to be promoted, but the industry also sought to be able to communicate directly with Revenue Minister Todd McClay on the project.
Business lobby group CBI has asked British chancellor George Osbourne to support developing small and medium businesses in this year's Budget, the BBC reported on Monday.
According to a study by influential lobby group Bully-Banks, the banks which have been found to have mis-sold interest rate swap agreements (IRSAs) have had such a detrimental impact on the SME community that it has led to nearly half a billion in job losses around the UK.
The EU needs a common legal approach for curbing unfair trading practices (UTPs) in the food supply chain as farmers' margins are unfairly squeezed by supermarkets, the EU's farm lobby group Copa-Cogeca said, on 18 April.
Airline's for America, the lobby group formerly known as the Air Transport Association, has openly attacked the "Families Flying Together Act of 2012," as written by Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.
A lobby group representing private investors in the European Union has asked the Greek prime minister to exclude them from a 53.
MTN has decided against withdrawing services from Iran, despite a US lobby group campaign urging it to exit its operations in the country.