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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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As part of a programme of special concerts and events to mark the tercentenary year of its namesake, 18th century composer Charles Avison, the Ensemble are working in partnership with Division Lobby to bring "music in unchartered styles" to the North East.
It raises the astonishing prospect of Mr Blair succeeding in driving forward his "schools revolution" only with the help of Conservative votes in the division lobby.
Mr Cousins said he was amazed to find himself voting in the same division lobby as a man whose policies he consistently opposed when he was in power.
Armed police were brought in yesterday to guard the Commons chamber after protesters gained access through the 'No' division lobby which runs down the side of the floor of the House.
If the Tories were agin it they should have had the courage to articulate that disgust by entering the division lobby.
He can't even find the right division lobby (voters of Finchley please note).
Labour MPs dutifully trooped into the division lobby at Westminster to scupper a bid to suspend closures - just because it was a Tory idea.
The second is the one who on Wednesday quietly slipped through the division lobby in the House of Commons voting to end the right of prison officers to strike.

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