special interest

noun
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

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 in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of special interest

1906

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SPECIAL INTEREST Defined for English Language Learners

special interest

noun

Definition of special interest for English Language Learners

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



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