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lobbyist

noun [C] uk   /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.
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