What does Cabal mean?

Cabal meaning in General Dictionary

To unite in a little celebration to market private views and interests by intrigue to intrigue to plot

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  • Tradition occult doctrine See Cabala
  • engage in plotting or get into a conspiracy, swear collectively
  • a clique (often secret) that seeks energy typically through intrigue
  • a plot to carry out some harmful or unlawful act (especially a political story)
  • Tradition; occult doctrine. See Cabala
  • a key.
  • several individuals united in a few close design, typically to advertise their private views and passions in chapel or state by intrigue; a secret organization composed of various designing persons; a junto.
  • the key artifices or machinations of some people united in a detailed design; intrigue.
  • To unite in a small party to advertise private views and interests by intrigue; to intrigue; to story.

Cabal meaning in Names Dictionary

Arthur's dog.
Name Origin: Arthurian Legend
Name Gender: Male

Cabal meaning in Law Dictionary

little relationship for the purpose of intrigue; an intrigue. This name was handed to that ministry in reign of Charles II. formed by Clifford, Ashley, Buckingham, Arlington, and Lauderdale, which concerted a scheme for the repair of popery. The initials among these five names form the phrase "cabal;" hence the appellation. Hume, Hist. Eng. ix. 09.

Cabal meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1520s, "mystical explanation of the Old-Testament," later on "community, small group meeting independently" (1660s), from French cabal, both in sensory faculties, from Medieval Latin cabbala (see cabbala). Popularized in English 1673 as an acronym for five interesting ministers of Charles II (Clifford, Arlington, Buckingham, Ashley, and Lauderdale), which provided your message its sinister connotations.

Cabal - German to English

Cabal - The Nightbreed [Clive Barker]

Sentence Examples with the word Cabal

On the reassembling of parliament on the 4th of February 1673 a strong opposition was shown to the Cabal ministry which had been constituted at the end of 1672.

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