pressure group

pressure group


: a group of people who share an interest, concern, or set of opinions and who try to influence politics or the policies of government, business, etc.

Full Definition of PRESSURE GROUP

:  an interest group organized to influence public and especially government policy but not to elect candidates to office


  1. a pressure group trying to reduce taxes
  2. <observed that if publishers gave in to every pressure group, nothing would ever get published>

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