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lobbyist

noun [C]     /ˈlɒb.i.ɪst/ US  /ˈlɑː.bi-/
someone who tries to persuade a politician or official group to do something: Lobbyists for the tobacco industry have expressed concerns about the restriction of smoking in public places.Activism and pressure groups
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