Category: Lobbying Definitions

Lobbying Definitions –

What Is a Lobby?

[#item_title] What Is a Lobby? The term lobby refers to a group of people who band together and try to influence people in public office and politicians. A lobby is typically formed to influence government officials to act in a way that is beneficial to the lobby’s or an industry’s[1] best interests, either through favorable legislation or by blocking unfavorable measures. The term...

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Definition of LOBBY

[#item_title] 1 : a corridor or hall connected with a larger room or series of rooms and used as a passageway or waiting room: such as a : an anteroom of a legislative chamber especially : one of two anterooms of a British parliamentary chamber to which members go to vote during a division b : a large hall serving...

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[#item_title] Lobbying, any attempt by individuals or private interest groups to influence the decisions of government; in its original meaning it referred to efforts to influence the votes of legislators, generally in the lobby outside the legislative chamber. Lobbying in some form is inevitable in any political system[1]. Read More on This Topic interest group: Lobbying strategies and tactics As...

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Definition of LOBBYIST

[#item_title] : one who conducts activities aimed at influencing or swaying public officials and especially members of a legislative body on legislation : a person engaged in lobbying public officials The new rule says that if you were a registered lobbyist in the past two years, you can’t work for the administration on any issue you touched. After you leave...