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pressure group

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noun
  1. an interest group that attempts to influence legislation through the use of lobbying techniques and propaganda.
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Origin of pressure group

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for pressure group

pressure group

noun
  1. 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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pressure group in Culture

pressure group

An organized group that tries to influence the government to adopt certain policies or measures. Also called an interest group. (See lobby.)

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