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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.]

lob′by·er, lob′by·ist n.
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.
The person who fought back the toughest was Linda Lipsen, the AAJ's top lobbyist.
The groups, Common Cause Texas, Public Citizen Texas and Texans for Public Justice, alleged that Reed lobbied the Texas legislature on Abramoff's behalf without first registering as a lobbyist.
PJB Publications (London) has begun the production of Healthcare Lobbyist, a monthly newsletter with an daily, online news/e-mail alert service.
AN ISSUE ON YOUR ASSOCIATION'S RADAR SCREEN JUST EXPLODED unexpectedly in the newspaper; another association executive just called wondering if you were aware of your contract lobbyist's conflict of interest; your PAC checkbook is depleted even though you've never presented a check to a legislator yourself; and you can't fire your contract lobbyist because he or she has become too chummy with some of your board members.
If there is a staff lobbyist in your organization, you will probably want to start there.
With a few well-placed campaign contributions--preferably to members of both parties--and the help of a high-profile lobbyist or two, a CEO can meet with key lawmakers and perhaps get the kind of attention he or she wants.
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.
Additionally, the lobbyist is to serve as an information provider and consultant to the City regarding legislative and related administrative process issues.