1. To talk with or curry favor with a legislator, usually repeatedly or frequently, in an attempt to influence the legislator’s vote <she routinely lobbies for tort reform in the state legislature>.
2. To support or oppose (a measure) by working to influence a legislator’s vote <the organization lobbied the bill through the Senate>.
3. To try to influence (a political decision-maker) <the counsel for legislative affairs lobbied Senator Smith to bury the bill>. — lobbying, n. — lobbyist, n. 
1. Services in attempting to obtain the passage of favored legislation. The practice of addressing or soliciting members of a legislative body, in the lobby off the chamber or elsewhere, for the purpose of influencing their votes. Chippewa Valley & Superior Railway Co. v Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway Co. 75 Wi 224, 44 NW 17. 
1. Attempting to persuade legislators to vote for or against a bill pending in a state legislature or in Congress. 
1. A federal or state law governing the conduct of lobbyists, usually be requiring them to register and file activity reports. * An example is the Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act, 12 USCA § 261. 
1. A federal statute regulating lobbying in reference to the congress of the United States. Anno: 98 L Ed 1006-1007. 
1. Federal and state statutes requiring the registration of lobbyists and otherwise regulating their activities.
lobbyist – a person who engages in lobbying, whether for a fee or as a concerned citizen. 
lobbying contract – Any agreement which tents do introduce personal influence and solicitation as elements in procuring and influencing legislative action. Houlton v Nichol, 93 Wis 393, 67 NW 715.
A contract in which one of the parties undertakes to perform lobbying services. 
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: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6
: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949). Edited by William S. Anderson. © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY. Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931
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