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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.]


the practice of influencing legislators to favor special interests. — lobbyist, n.
See also: Politics
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Noun1.lobbyism - the practice of lobbying; the activities of a lobbyist
practice, pattern - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
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Where unions, business firms and interest groups used to find themselves widely represented in government committees and other government bodies, today the same groups seek instead to achieve influence through, among other things, lobbyism and opinion building in the news media.
According to him, trade unions should be a driving force in modernizing the industries, improving working conditions, increasing the state's capabilities, in particular in terms of providing own resources, creating start-ups and industrial parks, providing reasonable lobbyism for the national producer, first of all with significant added value, as well as solving social issues - including issues of tariff formation on the ground.
There is a lot of lobbyism that hinders the system from changing, especially in the short-run," Gaugler said.
On the other hand, her research illuminates the lessons experienced by professional unions during the period of the post-military regime; the number of professional unions decreased, new ways of cooperation between the government of lobbyism were sought.
Moreover, Romanians feared that American economic imperialism was guided by (their) market interests, economic lobbyism and unfair competition, paying no attention to Romanian economic goals whatsoever.
From which point on lobbyism must be considered as improper conduct is, for example, not always clear.
He said that banks had lost so much credibility that any suggestions put forward by them are rejected as being lobbyism or self-interest.
This view clashes with environmental skepticism, which identifies adverse mechanisms of the state driven by lobbyism, political economies of resource dependence, and an inherent interest of the government in economic growth, regardless of external costs.