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    Lobby - (n.) A passage or hall of communication, especially when large enough to serve also as a waiting room. It differs from an antechamber in that a lobby communicates between several rooms, an antechamber to one only; but this distinction is not carefully preserved.
    Lobby - (n.) That part of a hall of legislation not appropriated to the official use of the assembly; hence, the persons, collectively, who frequent such a place to transact business with the legislators; any persons, not members of a legislative body, who strive to influence its proceedings by personal agency.
    Lobby - (n.) An apartment or passageway in the fore part of an old-fashioned cabin under the quarter-deck.
    Lobby - (n.) A confined place for cattle, formed by hedges. trees, or other fencing, near the farmyard.
    Lobby - (v. i.) To address or solicit members of a legislative body in the lobby or elsewhere, with the purpose to influence their votes.
    Lobby - (v. t.) To urge the adoption or passage of by soliciting members of a legislative body; as, to lobby a bill.
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    Lobbying - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lobby
    Lobbyist - (n.) A member of the lobby; a person who solicits members of a legislature for the purpose of influencing legislation.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Lobby - n. (pl. -ies) 1 porch, ante-room, entrance-hall, or corridor. 2 a (in the house of commons) large hall used esp. For interviews between mps and the public. B (also division lobby) each of two corridors to which mps retire to vote. 3 a body of lobbyists (anti-abortion lobby). B organized rally of lobbying members of the public. 4 (prec. By the) group of journalists who receive unattributable briefings from the government (lobby correspondent). v. (-ies, -ied) 1 solicit the support of (an influential person). 2 (of members of the public) inform in order to influence (legislators, an mp, etc.). 3 frequent a parliamentary lobby. [latin lobia lodge]
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    Lobbyist - n. Person who lobbies an mp etc., esp. Professionally.

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