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.
a person, acting for a special-interest group, who tries to influence the decisions of legislators or government administrators
From lobby +"Ž -ist
- The entire industry is a powerhouse of lobbyist groups, organizations and funding that remain a substantial threat to the potential for universal health care coverage for all Americans.
- Tracy Strauss - Ali Larter plays the role of Tracy, a Washington lobbyist who discovers that she has the ability to freeze any object or person.
- To decrease the evil of lobbying a law was enacted in 1906 which requires that every person employed to promote or oppose the passage of any bill shall file in the office of the secretary of state a written statement showing who has employed him and describing the legislation in respect of which his services are to be rendered; the law also requires the employers of lobbyists to file in the same office within two months after the adjournment of the legislature an itemized statement of all their lobbying expenses, and forbids the employment of a lobbyist for a contingent fee.