The act of attempting to influence business and government leaders to create legislation or conduct an activity that will help a particular organization. People who do lobbying are called lobbyists. See also lobby.

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  • The neighborhood association voted in favor of lobbying the local government to lower the price of local trash removal, so as to benefit the association's landlords.

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  • One of the best, but most expensive ways, to earn political support is through lobbying your government officials to encourage them to see your point of view.

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  • The animal rights group is lobbying for a law protecting dogs from a life of abuse at the hands of those who wish to use them in a fighting arena.

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