Act of attempting to exert an influence (i.e. lobbying); a group of like-minded people that attempts to influence an authoritative body in their favor. A lobby is usually formed to sway authorities to act in such a way it is beneficial to the group’s best interest, either through a promising legislation or by obstructing unfavorable measures. It comprises of individuals, groups, and businesses that can be formed around the world. Some countries have seen an apt way to regulate the lobby’s activities because of its negative effect towards the democratic process.