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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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Now it is attempting to shackle the environmental pressure group Greenpeace, stopping it from receiving money from abroad.
A vehicle (lot 1) has a studio cabin, a tray with side boards and a high water pressure group water reserve of 1,000 liters onboard.
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.
While senior figures talk with pride of the way Plaid has moved on from a pressure group to a grown-up party of government, it's worth remembering there are plenty of grassroots Plaid members who were perfectly comfortable being a pressure group, campaigning on self-government, language issues and the like.