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interest group

n.
A group of persons working on behalf of or strongly supporting a particular cause, such as an industry or an item of legislation.

in′terest group`


n.
a group of people drawn or acting together because of a common interest, concern, or purpose.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interest group - (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aimsinterest group - (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims; "the iron interests stepped up production"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
social group - people sharing some social relation
special interest - an individual or group who are concerned with some particular part of the economy and who try to influence legislators or bureaucrats to act in their favor
vested interest - groups that seek to control a social system or activity from which they derive private benefit
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Acumen recognizes the need for an advocacy group that links those involved in delivering significantly better therapies for brain and nervous system illnesses," said David Summa, President and CEO of Acumen.
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We are pleased that this advocacy group has been formed to address the important issues of our industry.
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announced today the formation of the Microcap Company Political Action Committee (MCPAC), the first advocacy group representing the interests of the nation's microcap publicly-traded companies to securities regulators and policy makers in Washington.
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