an interest group that attempts to influence legislation through the use of lobbying techniques and propaganda.
Words nearby pressure group
Origin of pressure group
First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for pressure group
a group of people who seek to exert pressure on legislators, public opinion, etc, in order to promote their own ideas or welfare
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Cultural definitions for pressure group
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