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special interest

noun

Simple Definition of special interest

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of special interest

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

Examples of special interest in a sentence

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



1910

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1910


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