interest group

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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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Alain Escada, Chairman of Civitas association, which seeks to create a French political lobby opposing the French President Francois Holland, placed the blame for the terrorist acts committed in Syria and other countries on the policies of an "axis of countries" including the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Turkey.
He added without elaborating: "Just be aware that in some cases, the domestic political lobby is very strong, very strong, more than you think.
Sembcorp, locally represented by an influential political lobby, in June this year proposed that it would pay the PSD and execute the project as per the agreement with Lanco.
Three issues that are areas of concern to our region are the present uncertainty as to the future trading environment, our longstanding issues with the present Scottish economic development arrangements and accompanying political lobby for Scotland, both of which are stronger than anything the North East has.
In that research, I came across an interesting quote from a professor of psychology at a local university, who observed in 1977 (when our current law was passed), that the main factors determining the content of abortion law outside the Communist countries were "the strength of the Roman Catholic political lobby and the emergence of an educated and politically articulate women's lobby.
We know the battle will be long and difficult, because the entire political lobby of organized crime will be against us," says Gumnerov.
However there remains unclear if Novatek loses political lobby in case of Miller's retirement.
The important thing is to ensure that businesspeople's doubts over the positive development of the country are reduced, and that they have their own political lobby.
They can either cross the city's most powerful political lobby or go down in local history as the politicians who let Los Angeles fall into bankruptcy.
aviation industry's political lobby and MHT's management, in particular, refuse to face up to the challenge because they are afraid of taking responsibility for the problems.
Meantime a political lobby is pushing a Bill through Congress called the "Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Bill", also referred to as "Cheeseburger Bill" which bans anyone from suing food manufacturers, sellers and distributors.
Executives of 22 state-run medical institutions used public funds to pay membership dues in fiscal 2000 to the political lobby group affiliated with the Japan Medical Association, government officials said Tuesday.