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
a pressure group trying to reduce taxes
<observed that if publishers gave in to every pressure group, nothing would ever get published>
First Known Use of pressure group
PRESSURE GROUP Defined for English Language Learners
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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