special interest


special interest

noun

: a group that tries to influence the people who run a government in order to help a particular business, cause, industry, etc.

Full Definition of SPECIAL INTEREST

:  a person or group seeking to influence legislative or government policy to further often narrowly defined interests; especially :  lobby

Examples of SPECIAL INTEREST

  1. <promised that as governor he would never be beholden to special interests>

First Known Use of SPECIAL INTEREST

1910

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