(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. powerbroker, influence peddler. See influence.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
special interest representative, pressure group representative, influence peddler, string-puller, power-broker, mover and shaker, persuader. see politics

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  • lobbyist — lob‧by‧ist [ˈlɒbist ǁ ˈlɑː ] noun [countable] someone who lobbies members of a government to change a law or a situation: • Small business lobbyists have responded cautiously to the announcement. lobbyist for • a lobbyist for the car industry *… …   Financial and business terms

  • lobbyist — lobbyíst s. m., pl. lobbyíşti Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  LOBBYÍST m. Agent special cu misiunea de a influenţa un parlament. /cuv. engl. Trimis de siveco, 22.08.2004. Sursa: NODEX  LOBBYÍST s.m …   Dicționar Român

  • lobbyist — index special interest Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 lobbyist n. A pers …   Law dictionary

  • lobbyist — (n.) 1863, American English, from LOBBY (Cf. lobby) (n.) in the political sense + IST (Cf. ist). [A] strong lobbyist will permit himself to lose heavily at the poker table, under the assumption that the great Congressman who wins the stake will… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Lobbyist — Lob by*ist, n. A member of the lobby; a person who solicits members of a legislature for the purpose of influencing legislation. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lobbyist — (auch Lobby member, v. engl. lobby, Vorhalle, Foyer), in Nordamerika spöttische Bezeichnung für jemand, der die Wandelgänge des Kongreßgebäudes in Washington besucht, um Kongreßmitglieder zu beeinflussen oder zu bestechen. Das Geschäft wird… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • lobbyist — [n] special interest representative activist, influence peddler, mover and shaker, person of influence, powerbroker, pressure group; concepts 348,354 …   New thesaurus

  • lobbyist — ☆ lobbyist [läb′ēist ] n. a person, acting for a special interest group, who tries to influence the introduction of or voting on legislation or the decisions of government administrators lobbyism n …   English World dictionary

  • lobbyist — UK [ˈlɒbɪɪst] / US [ˈlɑbɪɪst] noun [countable] Word forms lobbyist : singular lobbyist plural lobbyists someone who lobbies politicians or other people in authority a transport lobbyist …   English dictionary

  • Lobbyist — Interessenvertreter * * * Lob|by|ịst 〈m. 16〉 Angehöriger einer Lobby * * * Lob|by|ịst, der; en, en [engl. lobbyist]: jmd., der Abgeordnete für seine Interessen zu gewinnen sucht. * * * Lob|by|ịst, der; en, en [engl. lobbyist]: jmd., der… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Lobbyist — Lobbyismus, auch als Fünfte Gewalt bekannt, ist eine aus dem Englischen übernommene Bezeichnung (Lobbying) für eine Form der Interessenvertretung in der Politik, in der Interessengruppen, die Lobbys, die Exekutive und Legislative durch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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