Legal Definition and Related Resources of Lobbyist

Meaning of Lobbyist

One who frequents the lobby or the precincts of a legislature or other deliberative assembly with a view of influencing the views of its members. See lobbying .

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This term is a noun.

Etimology of Lobbyist

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1863, American English, from lobby; this term is also a noun. in the political sense + -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 look leniently upon the little appropriation he means to ask for. [George A. Townsend, “Events at the National Capital and the Campaign of 1876,” Hartford, Conn., 1876]






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