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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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The Sindh Chamber of Agriculture (SCA), a farmers' lobbying group, expressed this fear on Sunday underpinning its projection on more than 50% water shortage in Rohri and Nara canals.
Auto Business News-February 5, 2018--Uber and Lyft collaborates as lobbying group that aims to ban privately-owned autonomous cars
Youth Forum For Kashmir (YFK) is Pakistan's pro-Kashmir, registered International lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian-military occupation.
A group of companies who say they're working together to make LTE and Wi-Fi technologies more efficient so they can co-exist better has formed a lobbying group.
The chair at Barclays Plc (LSE: BARC) is to head a lobbying group.
Sir Nigel Wicks has told the British Banking Association (BBA) that he is planning on stepping down from the lobbying group in 2015, Sky News reported on Friday.
* SIR - The decision by the Welsh Environment Minister to vaccinate badgers rather than to cull them is a rare example of policy being guided by science rather than by the chase for votes and contributions from some powerful lobbying group.
When you have a strong lobbying group, you have that much more muscle to negotiate with airlines and hotel representatives all over the place," he said.
The argument between them heated up earlier this year when the American Insurance Association released its national catastrophe plan, which another lobbying group dismissed as "a ear without seatbelts or airbags," according to reports.
"Electing Phil Angelides is Equality California PAC's top priority," says Geoffrey Kors, executive director of the state's gay rights lobbying group Equality California.
Buttars' campaign to force ID into public schools was backed by the Utah Eagle Forum, an affiliate of Phyllis Schlafly's national Religious Right lobbying group.
ethanol producers made about 3.4 billion gallons of the fuel, mostly from corn, according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), an ethanol lobbying group. "Right now cellulosic is an inefficient technology," says RFA spokesperson Monte Shaw.