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Pronunciation : Lob"by
Part of Speech : n.;
Etymology : [LL. lobium, lobia, laubia, a covered portico fit for walking, fr. OHG.louba, G. laube, arbor. See Lodge.]
Definition : 1. (Arch.)

Defn: 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.

2. 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. [U.S.]

3. (Naut.)

Defn: An apartment or passageway in the fore part of an old-fashioned cabin under the quarter-deck.

4. (Agric.)

Defn: A confined place for cattle, formed by hedges. trees, or other fencing, near the farmyard. Lobby member, a lobbyist. [Humorous cant, U. S.]

pl. Lobbies.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Lob"by
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To address or solicit members of a legislative body in the lobby or elsewhere, with the purpose to influence their votes.[U.S.] Bartlett.

i. [imp. & p. p. Lobbied; p. pr. & vb. n. Lobbying.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Lob"by
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To urge the adoption or passage of by soliciting members of a legislative body; as, to lobby a bill. [U.S.]

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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