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lobby

1. a room or corridor used as an entrance hall, vestibule, etc.
2. Chiefly Brit a hall in a legislative building used for meetings between the legislators and members of the public
3. Chiefly Brit one of two corridors in a legislative building in which members vote
4. a group of persons who attempt to influence legislators on behalf of a particular interest

Lobby

A space at the entrance to a building, theater, hotel, or other structure.

Lobby

 

auxiliary premises in parliamentary and other government buildings, as well as in theaters and concert halls, designed for rest during breaks between sessions or during intermissions. Lobbies are also used for unofficial meetings and exchange of opinions and often serve as work areas for journalists. The expression “lobbying” characterizes behind-the-scenes deals made in capitalist legislative institutions by representatives of the ruling circles who are close to members of the institutions or to high government officials.


Lobby

 

the system of offices and agencies of the major monopolies assigned to legislative bodies of the USA. Lobbies exert direct pressure on legislators and state officials even to the point of bribery for the sake of the companies involved.

lobby

A space at the entrance to a building, theater, etc.
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The premier was said to have approached his MP outside the division lobbies and accused him of not behaving "honourably".
As Blair troops into the division lobbies tonight hand-in-hand with Tory toff David Cameron, he should pause and reflect.
And she will ( the MP is already preparing to grab the Chancellor the next time they're together in the division lobbies.
He believes the system of publicly filing through Division Lobbies is outdated and MPs should cast their votes in a secret ballot.
In the vote on the second reading, Tony Blair's majority was halved to 74 as 29 Labour MPs joined the Tories and Lib Dems in the division lobbies.
Hereditary peers, some of great antiquity, and their fellow "lifers", shuffled through the division lobbies to take the House of Lords to death's door and ultimate extinction in its present form.
The House of Commons was so crowded for the 100%-elected debate that one MP said they were 'body-surfing' through the division lobbies.
Apart from Mrs Hesford, five others who had originally signed the motion against the Bill decided to back it in the division lobbies.

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