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pressure group

noun

Simple Definition of 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

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

Examples of pressure group

  1. a pressure group trying to reduce taxes

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



1928

First Known Use of pressure group

1928


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