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Definitions of cabal

  1. engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together; "They conspired to overthrow the government" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a clique that seeks power usually through intrigue Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Tradition; occult doctrine. See Cabala Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A secret. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. A number of persons united in some close design, usually to promote their private views and interests in church or state by intrigue; a secret association composed of a few designing persons; a junto. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The secret artifices or machinations of a few persons united in a close design; intrigue. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To unite in a small party to promote private views and interests by intrigue; to intrigue; to plot. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A secret combination for carrying out some special plan, usually evil. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To unite in secret with others to effect a design. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. A small party united for some secret design: the plot itself. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To form a party for a secret purpose: to plot:-pr.p. caballing; pa.p. caballed'. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. A party of plotters; a plot. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. To plot. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A number of persons secretly united for some private purpose; intrigue; plot. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A small party united in some secret state intrigue; secret artifices of such a party. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To plot for a secret purpose. See Cabala. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. A few men united secretly for some party purpose; a junto. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. To design secretly; to intrigue. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. A secret science or knowledge which the Jewish rabbins alleged they possessed, and by which they professed to be able to explain all Scripture difficulties. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. ka-bal', n. a small party united for some secret design: the plot itself: a name in English history esp. given to five unpopular ministers of Charles II. (1672), whose initials happened to make up the word.--v.i. to form a party for a secret purpose: to plot:--pr.p. cabal'ling.--n. CABAL'LER, a plotter or intriguer. [Fr. cabale; from CABALA.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. This word is from the Hebrew, and signifies knowledge transmitted by tradition. Paracelsus and several authors of the 16th and 17th centuries have spoken much of this species of magic, which they distinguished into Juda'ic or theolo'gian, and Hermet'ic or medic"inal; the latter being, according to them, the art of knowing the most occult properties of bodies by an immediate communication with spirits,-the knowledge being thus acquired by inspiration, and incapable of inducing error. It was also called Ars cabalis'tica seu signa'ta, 'cabalistic art.' Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  24. (Join in a) secret intrigue; clique, faction; (Hist.) the C., \'Committee for Foreign Affairs under Charles II, esp. Clifford, Arlington, Buckingham, Ashley, & Lauderdale (1672), precursor of modern Cabinet. Hence caballer n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. [Fr.] In Eng. Hist., a name given to the five Cabinet ministers of Charles II. -Clifford, Arlington, Buckingham, Ashley, and Lauderdale-1667-74, because the initials of their names happened to form the word. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  26. n. [Hebrew] A number of persons united to promote their views by intrigue; a junto;—secret artifices; intrigue. Cabinet Dictionary
  27. The secret science of the Hebrew rabbins; a body of men united in some close design; intrigue. Complete Dictionary

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