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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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Daschle's wife: Lobbyist for Nation's Most Dangerous Airline," or "Majority leader's wife lobbied to make airlines less safe.
The LWVUS and LWVFL lobbied the Florida Secretary of State on voter registrations insisting that they accept voter registration applications with the citizen box unmarked if the citizenship attestation was signed.
BOMA/ NY lobbied for this in conjunction with BOMA International and other members of the BOMA federation.
And Cooper, along with others, lobbied committee members, focusing in particular on then-Senator Bob Dole, who was seen as holding the deciding vote.