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pressure group

n.
An interest group that endeavors to influence public policy and especially governmental legislation, regarding its particular concerns and priorities.

pressure group

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a group of people who seek to exert pressure on legislators, public opinion, etc, in order to promote their own ideas or welfare

pres′sure group`


n.
an interest group that attempts to influence legislation through the use of lobbying and propaganda.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pressure group - a group of people who try actively to influence legislation
political entity, political unit - a unit with political responsibilities
National Rifle Association, NRA - a powerful lobby that advocates the right to own and bear arms and rejects any gun regulation by the government
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The Pylon The Pressure Group has campaigned for undergrounding for over two years, and will now seek legal advice on the merits of pursuing a judicial review.
SMALL firms and self-employed people on Teesside will struggle with new quarterly tax returns, a pressure group has claimed.
Now it is attempting to shackle the environmental pressure group Greenpeace, stopping it from receiving money from abroad.
ISLAMABAD -- Terming Tahirul Qadri a 'pressure group', Federal Law Minister Farooq H Naek has said that a specific pressure group was pressing the government to fulfil its extra-constitutional demands.
Summary: Malaysia: A pressure group calling for free and fair polling in Malaysia warned on Monday .
The findings in a ComRes poll for the pressure group the People's Pledge come just days after 53 rebel Tory MPs defied the PM in the Commons and demanded a cut in Brussels spending.
The reason this absurd law, which prevented shops from advertising price discounts outside the government-designated 'sales' period, had been in force for so many years was because POVEK is a powerful pressure group that represents many thousands of votes.
MUSLIM pressure group Hizb ut-Tahrir, who campaign for an Islamic state with sharia law, protested outside the US embassy in Grosvenor Square, London, over a film mocking the prophet Muhammad.
nanny state to Or you could try making yourself sound frightfully official, like The Food Commission - an organisation any casual observer might well take for an arm of Government rather than a pressure group.
However, Protect Your Voice is a local pressure group that aspires to create a large membership base in order to address and enforce human rights and pressing issues in society.
A NEW Welsh language pressure group is needed to meet the challenges of modern Wales, a leading academic and activist has warned.
Once in council control the pier would be transferred to the Pier Pressure Group charity, making it eligible for millions of pounds of funding.