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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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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.
Global Banking News-November 10, 2014--Consumer lobby group wants probe into British banks
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.
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.
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.
HUDDERSFIELD MP Barry Sheerman has been chosen as co-chairman of a new regional lobby group.
Washington DC - PNN - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will not return to indefensible 1967 borders with Palestine during a speech to a pro-Israel US lobby group Monday, reported the Associated Press.
The jailed OFWs sent the names and contact numbers of their relatives in the Philippines to Migrante to help them form a lobby group to liaise with concerned government agencies and to seek help from President Benigno Aquino," Monterona said.
The song is at the centre of a politicallycharged row in the country with the firebrand leader of the ruling party's youth league locked in a battle with a white lobby group over whether it should be banned.
Summary: Rabat - Chairman of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs (CORCAS) Khalihenna Ould Errachid strongly condemned the behaviour of Aminatou Haidar, who is "supported by a lobby group opposed to the kingdom's territorial integrity.