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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
English Wikipedia - 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 in order 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, while others are focused on and are a response to an immediate issue or concern.

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