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: a group of persons engaged in lobbying esp. as representatives of a particular interest group
: to conduct activities aimed at influencing public officials and esp. members of a legislative body on legislation
: to attempt to influence or sway (as a public official) toward a desired action
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.