Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A legislative lobby.

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  • n. a group of people who try actively to influence legislation

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From its role with respect to the two houses of which many legislatures consist.

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