pressure group

noun
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of pressure group

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

Examples of pressure group in a Sentence

  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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First Known Use of pressure group

1924

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PRESSURE GROUP Defined for English Language Learners

pressure group

noun

Definition of pressure group for English Language Learners

  • : 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.



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