Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who frequents the lobby or the precincts of a legislature or other deliberative assembly, with the view of influencing the votes of members.
- n. A person remunerated to persuade (to lobby) politicians to vote in a certain way or otherwise use their office to effect a desired result.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. U.S. A member of the lobby; a person who solicits members of a legislature for the purpose of influencing legislation.
- n. someone who is employed to persuade legislators to vote for legislation that favors the lobbyist's employer
- From lobby + -ist (Wiktionary)
“Several blogs have since speculated that Goodstein is a corporate lobbyist in D.C. Well, Election Central just reached out to the office of registered-D. C.-lobbyist Richard Goodstein, got his cell number, and reached him.”
“The Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., has claimed that the term lobbyist originated there.”
“The word lobbyist has taken on a bit of a pejorative character to it, so for that I may get the odd joke from my social democratic friends, but it's all in good humour," said Mr. MacLachlan, 30, who worked for successive Ottawa Centre NDP MPs Ed Broadbent and Paul Dewar.”
“While the term 'lobbyist' is never used, the document lists Craig Thomas, Freddie Mac's Director of Public Policy, as as the company's "project executive" who hired Mr Gingrich.”
“Bridling at the term "lobbyist," Santorum said that when he left the U.S. Senate, "I got involved in causes I believe in.”
“Pelosi's comment, and Gingrich's forceful comeback, served up a stark view of the potholes the longtime politician-turned-Washington influence peddler he resists the label "lobbyist" faces on his quest to win the GOP nomination.”
“He keeps using the word 'lobbyist' because I'm sure his consultants tell him it scores well, Gingrich said.”
“McCain’s bill, for instance, redefines the term lobbyist to not only include people who expend money to influence the views of government officials, but also people who expend money to influence the views of the “general public”.”
“You know that this DC lobbyist is Virginian, a Republican, and a racist just how exactly?”
“I think the reason he doesnt register as a lobbyist is because it would ruin any presidential run.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘lobbyist’.
US Congress/Senate + Westminster + European Parliament usage
I figured out the thing all these terms have in common, besides that they can be used as insults. They all crack me up.
Words as I learn them.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
For better or worse they belong to us
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