pressure group

pressure group
pressure group
any group that exerts pressure upon government officials and the public through lobbies, propaganda, etc. in order to affect legislation or policies

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  • pressure group — pressure groups N COUNT A pressure group is an organized group of people who are trying to persuade a government or other authority to do something, for example to change a law. ...the environmental pressure group Greenpeace …   English dictionary

  • pressure group — UK US noun [C] ► a group of people who work together to try to influence the activities of governments, companies, etc.: »The environmental pressure group will today call for more regulation to protect the interests of local communities …   Financial and business terms

  • pressure group — n a group or organization that tries to influence the opinions of ordinary people and persuade the government to do something →↑interest group ▪ environmental pressure groups …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pressure group — pressure ,group noun count * an organized group of people who try to persuade people and influence political decisions about a particular issue: an anti smoking pressure group …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pressure group — ► NOUN ▪ a group that tries to influence public policy in the interest of a particular cause …   English terms dictionary

  • pressure group — index faction, lobby, special interest Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Pressure-Group — Pres|sure Group, Pres|sure|group [ prɛʃɐgru:p ], die; , s [engl. pressure group, aus: pressure = Druck u. group = Gruppe]: Interessengruppe, die [mit Druckmitteln] bes. auf Parteien, Parlament u. Regierung Einfluss zu gewinnen sucht; ↑ Lobby (2) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • pressure group */ — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms pressure group : singular pressure group plural pressure groups an organized group of people who try to persuade people and influence political decisions about a particular issue an anti smoking pressure group …   English dictionary

  • Pressure-Group — Pres|sure Group, auch Pres|sure|group [ prɛʃə gru:p] die; , s <aus gleichbed. engl. pressure group zu engl. pressure »Druck, Zwang« u. group »Gruppe«> Interessenverband, der (oft mit Druckmitteln) auf Parteien, Parlament, Regierung,… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • pressure group — interesų grupė statusas T sritis Politika apibrėžtis Organizuota struktūra (asociacija), vienijanti visuomenės narius, turinčius bendrų interesų ir tikslų bei siekianti daryti įtaką valdžios institucijų priimamiems sprendimams, bet nesiekianti… …   Politikos mokslų enciklopedinis žodynas

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