interest-group

interest group

noun
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:
1905–10

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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.)

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