lobbyist


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lob·by·ist

(lŏb′ē-ĭst)
n.
A person employed to influence legislators or other public officials in favor of a specific cause.

lob′by·ism n.

lobbyist

(ˈlɒbɪɪst)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person employed by a particular interest to lobby
ˈlobbyˌism n

lob•by•ist

(ˈlɒb i ɪst)

n.
a person who tries to influence legislation or administrative decisions on behalf of a special interest; member of a lobby.
[1940–45]
lob′by•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lobbyist - someone who is employed to persuade legislators to vote for legislation that favors the lobbyist's employerlobbyist - someone who is employed to persuade legislators to vote for legislation that favors the lobbyist's employer
persuader, inducer - someone who tries to persuade or induce or lead on

lobbyist

noun persuader, manager, influencer, publicist, motivator, pressurizer, press agent a parliamentary lobbyist for a disabled rights group
Translations

lobbyist

[ˈlɒbɪɪst] Ncabildero/a m/f

lobbyist

[ˈlɒbiɪst] nlobbyiste mf

lobbyist

nLobbyist(in) m(f)

lobbyist

[ˈlɒbɪɪst] nappartenente m/f ad un gruppo di pressione, lobbista m/f
References in classic literature ?
The leaders and organizers were maintained by the businessmen directly--aldermen and legislators by means of bribes, party officials out of the campaign funds, lobbyists and corporation lawyers in the form of salaries, contractors by means of jobs, labor union leaders by subsidies, and newspaper proprietors and editors by advertisements.
At such periods not a dinner took place among bold schemers or financial and political lobbyists where the opinions of the Bourse and the Bank, the secrets of diplomacy, and the policy necessitated by the state of affairs in Europe were not canvassed and discussed.
Further, the bill expanded requirements for who had to register as a lobbyist.
At its July meeting, City Council unanimously appointed Cristina De Caprio as Toronto's Lobbyist Registrar, effective September 12.
The lobbyist problem is neither caused nor augmented by term limits.
It isn't just 140 days and then they go," said John Fainter, a lobbyist who's the president and CEO of the Association of Electric Companies of Texas, which represents electricity providers.
An Associated Press review of lobbyist donations reveals just how reliable that flow of money has been, with lobbyists having spent nearly $10 million in direct contributions to lawmakers and politicians over the past nine years.
During the very first Congress, in the 1790s, a senator wrote that a lobbyist had said "he would give [Rep.
This is all the more frustrating because, in his opinion, the lobbyist implicated is "not a professional".
SIR - Campaigning group Unlock Democracy are quite right to request details of all meetings between ministers and lobbyists in the Welsh Assembly Senedd in Cardiff Bay ("Campaigners call for publication of details of lobbyist meetings", April 27).
21) The guidance was designed to combat potential lobbyist influence on the disbursement of EESA funds, to remove politics from funding decisions, to offer certification to Congress that each investment decision was based "only on investment criteria and the facts of the case," and to provide transparency to the investment process.