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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.]
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lobbying

(ˈlɒbɪɪŋ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics activity that aims to influence legislators, etc in the formulation of policy
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Translations
Lobbying

lobbying

[ˈlɒbɪɪŋ] Ncabildeo m
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lobbying

[ˈlɒbiɪŋ] nlobbying m
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lobbying

nBeeinflussung fvon Abgeordneten (durch Lobbys); the Prime Minister refused to be influenced by lobbyingder Premierminister wollte sich nicht von Lobbys or Interessenverbänden beeinflussen lassen
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figure By JOSEPH WANGUI Tycoons in central Kenya who are supporting Deputy President William Ruto's 2022 presidential bid are bankrolling at least 16 youth lobby groups to campaign and advance his agenda ahead of the poll.The groups, spread across the 10 counties of Kiambu, Murang'a, Laikipia, Nyandarua, Meru, Embu, Tharaka-Nithi, Laikipia, Kirinyaga and Nyeri, are tasked with publicising Mr Ruto by circulating information about his movements and activities.
Ninety-three suburban school boards spent 2.2 million school tax dollars to these lobby groups, Illinois Association of School Boards and Illinois Association of School Business Officials, to keep school board members up to date on changes are going on in the state - facts and information that the members should know if they are doing their jobs.
The President said he sensed a "conspiracy" between some UN officials and lobby groups, prompting him to withdraw the country's signature from the Rome Statute, a treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC).
This is where the legal absence of institutional checks and balances allows lobby groups, politics and money to come together on a scale that is not imaginable in any other country in the world.
Finally, it is important to note that, whilst everything claimed about renewable energy by Mr Arnott is not based on fact, but on the opinions of industry lobby groups, I should point out that the Offshore Demonstrator is not a regular offshore wind farm.
If the Leveson Report into press abuses allows "third party complaints" from "lobby groups" to the proposed regulatory body, it could have very serious implications for human rights (the devil is in the detail).
"If America is willing to improve relations with Sudan then we are more willing but we will not respond to lobby pressures and lobby groups" he said.