interest group


Definition of interest group

: a group of persons having a common identifying interest that often provides a basis for action

Examples of interest group in a Sentence

agricultural interest groups are adamantly opposed to the bill
Recent Examples on the Web In October, Kline proposed to council that the committee be dissolved and restructured as a community interest group. cleveland, 14 Apr. 2022 Cheese heists, though unusual, are not unheard of, said Theo Dekker, chairman of Bond van Boerderij-zuivelbereiders, an interest group for Dutch dairy farmers. Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2022 That is by far the biggest tax credit the state gives to any particular interest group and is the most any state in the United States provides. Rodney Ho, ajc, 30 Mar. 2022 Addressing the boy crisis in the spirit of first-wave feminism requires the partnership of men and women rather than the advocacy of an interest group rooted in identity politics. Brenda M. Hafera, National Review, 6 Mar. 2022 Instead of protesting at the Capitol, protest in front of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest business interest group. Katherine Goldstein, Time, 18 Jan. 2022 Fifteen million people were at risk of eviction when the U.S. Supreme Court ended the Biden administration’s pandemic related eviction ban last August, ruling in favor of a real-estate interest group, among other plaintiffs. Malaika Jabali, Essence, 2 Jan. 2022 Neda Deylami, who lives on the North Side and drives a Tesla, was a founder of Chicago for EVs, an interest group. Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2021 Kline, who serves as chairman of the committee, proposed to council Wednesday (Oct. 13) that the committee be dissolved and restructured as a community interest group. cleveland, 14 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of interest group

1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Interest group.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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