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In Embedding theorems for groups, (J. London Math. Soc. 34 1959 465–479.) Neumann and Neumann (NB: this is not the Higman-Neumann-Neumann paper of the same name) make the following definition.

Definition: A subgroup $H$ of a group $G$ is an E-subgroup of $G$ if for every normal subgroup $N\triangleleft H$, there is a normal subgroup $S\triangleleft G$ such that $S\cap H=N$. Equivalently, for every normal subgroup $R\triangleleft H$, the normal closure $R^G$ of $R$ in $G$ is such that $R^G\cap H=R$.

This comes up again in The SQ-universality of hyperbolic groups, by Olshanskii, wherein he simply refers to this situation as the normal structure of $H$ being a restriction of the normal structure of $G$.

Presumably this notion has come up elsewhere, although I don't know of other places where it is explicitly named. It's a natural notion to deal with when working to show a group is SQ-universal, for example. Lately I've been using it in my research, and I would like to know if there is an agreed-upon name for this type of subgroup. As far as I can tell, "E-subgroup" is not widely known. Is there something that is?

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I think the magic acronym is CEP. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CEP_subgroup

Update I've just noticed that the question is also tagged reference-request, so here's one (Google reveals many, I'm not sure if there is a canonical one): Non-amenable finitely presented torsion-by-cyclic groups by Ol'shanskii and Sapir. See the introductory Section 1.2 on Page 3 of the pdf.

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