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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lobby  \Lob"by\,  n.;  pl  {Lobbies}.  [LL.  lobium,  lobia,  laubia,  a 
  covered  portico  fit  for  walking,  fr  OHG.  louba,  G.  laube, 
  arbor.  See  {Lodge}.] 
  1.  (Arch.)  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 




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