Meaning of “lobbyist” in the English Dictionary

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"lobbyist" in British English

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lobbyistnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlɒb.i.ɪst/ us /ˈlɑː.bi.ɪst/

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.

(Definition of “lobbyist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lobbyist" in Business English

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lobbyistnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlɒbiɪst/ us /ˈlɑːbi-/ GOVERNMENT

someone who lobbies people in positions of authority:

a lobbyist for sth Rutherford went to work as a consultant and lobbyist for the oil business.
the chief lobbyist for Harvard University
a company/industry/union lobbyist He is an industry lobbyist and former congressman.

(Definition of “lobbyist” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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