Lobbyist definition

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The definition of a lobbyist is a person whose job it is to convince legislatures or politicians to vote a certain way.

A person who works for banks and who tries to get politicians to vote yes or no on bills depending on whether the bill helps the bank or not is an example of a lobbyist.

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A person remunerated to persuade (to lobby) politicians to vote in a certain way or otherwise use their office to effect a desired result.
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A person, acting for a special-interest group, who tries to influence the decisions of legislators or government administrators.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lobbyist
Plural:
lobbyists

Origin of lobbyist

  • From lobby +"Ž -ist

    From Wiktionary