pressure groups

pressure group

noun
an interest group that attempts to influence legislation through the use of lobbying techniques and propaganda.

Origin:
1925–30

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pressure group
 
n
a group of people who seek to exert pressure on legislators, public opinion, etc, in order to promote their own ideas or welfare

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pressure group definition


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

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