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interest group

a group of people drawn or acting together in support of a common interest or to voice a common concern:
Political interest groups seek to influence legislation.
Origin of interest group
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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interest group definition

An organized group that tries to influence the government to adopt certain policies or measures. Also called pressure group. (See lobby.)

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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