etujärjestö

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

etu (interest) +‎ järjestö (association, organization)

Noun[edit]

etujärjestö

  1. interest group, interest organization (organization that exists for the purpose of defending and advancing the rights or economic interests of its members in a particular field, e.g. trade union, industry association, guild)

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Etujärjestös are non-profit organizations in the sense that they do not aim for profit or gain for the organization itself, only for their members.
  • The interest groups which work for the benefit of someone or something else than their members (such as animal rights, care for disabled) often prefer to call themselves kansalaisjärjestös (NGOs in order to underline the difference.

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