special interest

noun
a body of persons, corporation, or industry that seeks or receives benefits or privileged treatment, especially through legislation.

Origin:
1905–10, Americanism

special-interest, adjective
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Example sentences
Each represents subjects of special interest to the magazine.
Our concern must be for a special interest group that has been too long
  neglected.
Politicians need to stop catering to special interest groups and start trying
  to help the majority.
Describe any special interest areas you have within your discipline.
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