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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.]

lobbying

(ˈlɒbɪɪŋ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics activity that aims to influence legislators, etc in the formulation of policy
Translations
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lobbying

nBeeinflussung fvon Abgeordneten (durch Lobbys); the Prime Minister refused to be influenced by lobbyingder Premierminister wollte sich nicht von Lobbys or Interessenverbänden beeinflussen lassen
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The first AGM was attended by about 230 Cymuned members and organisers described the atmosphere as "upbeat" despite the admission their political lobbying campaign was unlikely to secure the kind of radical measures the group wanted to see.
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This weekend, the group are likely to vote on embarking on a campaign of civil disobedience, with many within the organisation believing that political lobbying has failed to achieve its aim of protecting the Welsh-language heartlands.
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