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Definition of Pressure group

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group which works for a specific cause, lobbyists
Pressure group Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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pressure group
pressure-feed lubricating system n : mechanical system of lubricating internal combustion engines in which a pump forces oil into the engine bearings [syn: lubricating system, force-feed lubricating system, force feed , pressure feed]

WordNet 2.0

1. a group of people who try actively to influence legislation
(synonym) lobby, third house
(hypernym) political unit
(hyponym) National Rifle Association, NRA
Pressure group Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
MONASH Marketing Dictionary
any group of individuals who work together to exert an influence upon the decision-making of a company to achieve some specific outcome.
2004 (c) Copyright & Reprint Courtesy of the Dept. of Marketing, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University; edited by Mr. Don Bradmore.
Pressure group Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Glossary of Political Economy Terms
See entry under interest group .
Pressure group Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Advocacy groups (also known as pressure groups, lobby groups, campaign groups, interest groups, or special interest groups) use various forms of advocacy to influence public opinion and/or policy; they have played and continue to play an important part in the development of political and social systems. Groups vary considerably in size, influence, and motive; some have wide ranging long term social purposes, others are focused and are a response to an immediate issue or concern.

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