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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.
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The elephant-management plan comes after extensive consultations with interest groups.
  • There is a mostly quiet struggle underway already between public-interest groups and commercial interests.
  • Accredited observers from public interest groups will have full access to observe the proceedings.
  • To give the various special interest groups time to pay off politicians for their pound of flesh.
  • For years, special-interest groups have raised money to buy and rope off wild lands to protect them.
  • The only reason this is being debated is because of special interest groups not human interest groups.
  • Unfortunately the politics of ignorance and special interest groups have made any such consideration untenable.
  • Some might call that a euphemism for giving critical interest groups cash for their support.
  • It's that the statements that politicians make is an indicator of which interest groups have pressure over him.
  • It is interested in limiting costs where those are paid to other professionals and interest groups, not doctors.
interest groups in Culture

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
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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