lobby


lobby
lob·by 1 n pl lobbies: a group of persons engaged in lobbying esp. as representatives of a particular interest group
lobby 2 vb lob·bied, lob·by·ing
vi: to conduct activities aimed at influencing public officials and esp. members of a legislative body on legislation
vt: to attempt to influence or sway (as a public official) toward a desired action
lob·by·er n
lob·by·ist n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

lobby
I noun active partisans, active reformers, active supporters, activists, advocates, agitators, influencers, influential persons, persuaders, petitioners, pressure group, reformers, special interest group, special interests, zealous advocates II verb actively represent, actuate, advance, arouse, bring pressure to bear, defend, effect, encourage, enlist, espouse, exercise influence, exert influence, exert pressure, incline, induce, influence, inspirit, instigate, motivate, negotiate, personally solicit, persuade, press, pressure, procure, promote, provoke, pull strings, put pressure on, represent, request, solicit, solicit votes, sway, urge, use one's influence, work on associated concepts: lobbyists, registration laws, special interest groups III index bait (lure), constituency, entrance, party (political organization), special interest

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


lobby
v.
To attempt to influence a politician on a particular issue.
n.
A group of people who work to influence politicians on an issue; an attempt to influence politicians on an issue.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • Lobby — Sf Wandelhalle; Interessengruppe erw. fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. lobby, das über mittellateinische Vermittlung zurückgeht auf awfrk. * laubja Laubengang (Laube). Die metonymische Bedeutung kommt davon, daß in den Wandelhallen… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • lobby — s.n. Grup de persoane care influenţează, din afară, hotărârile unui parlament; grup de presiune. [pr.: lóbi] – cuv. engl. Trimis de LauraGellner, 24.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  LOBBY [pr.: lóbi] n. 1) Sală de aşteptare. 2) Sală specială în clădirea… …   Dicționar Român

  • Lobby — Lob by, n.; pl. {Lobbies}. [LL. lobium, lobia, laubia, a covered portico fit for walking, fr. OHG. louba, G. laube, arbor. See {Lodge}.] 1. (Arch.) A passage or hall of communication, especially when large enough to serve also as a waiting room.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lobby — may refer to:* Lobby (room), an entranceway or foyer in a building * Lobbying, the action or the group used to influence a viewpoint to politicians * Lobby (food), a thick stew made in North Staffordshire, not unlike Lancashire Hotpot * Lobby… …   Wikipedia

  • lobby — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. n ndm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} pozaparlamentarna, wpływowa grupa osób, wywierająca nacisk na organy władzy państwowej w interesie jakichś grup zawodowych, gospodarczych, ugrupowań politycznych itp. : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Lobby… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Lobby — Lob by, v. t. To urge the adoption or passage of by soliciting members of a legislative body; as, to lobby a bill; also used with the legislators as object; as, to lobby the state legislatuire for protection. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lobby — [läb′ē] n. pl. lobbies [LL lobia: see LODGE] 1. a hall or large anteroom, as a waiting room or vestibule of an apartment house, hotel, theater, etc. 2. a large hall adjacent to the assembly hall of a legislature and open to the public ☆ 3. a… …   English World dictionary


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