cabal

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French cabale, from Medieval Latin cabala, which in turn is derived from Hebrew קַבָּלָה(kabalá, Jewish mysticism, literally something received).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kəˈbɑːl/, /kəˈbæl/

Noun[edit]

cabal (plural cabals)

  1. A usually secret exclusive organization of individuals gathered for a political purpose.
    The cabal is plotting to ruin the world.
  2. A secret plot.
    The cabal to destroy the building was foiled by federal agents.
  3. An identifiable group within the tradition of Discordianism.

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Verb[edit]

cabal (third-person singular simple present cabals, present participle caballing, simple past and past participle caballed)

  1. To engage in the activities of a cabal.
    • 1704, Jonathan Swift, A Tale of a Tub (Penguin 2004, p. 11)
      We think it very unbecoming our prudence that the determination should be remitted to the authors themselves; when our adversaries, by briguing and caballing, have caused so universal a defection from us, that the greater part of our society has already deserted to them.
    • 1840, George Payne Rainsford James, The king's highway, volume 1, page 68-69:
      [] I believed her to have been carried off by some persons belonging to a party of Jacobites who were known to be caballing against the government, though to what extent was not then ascertained.

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Adjective[edit]

cabal (masculine and feminine plural cabals)

  1. complete, total
  2. upright, well-rounded

Noun[edit]

cabal m (plural cabals)

  1. possessions

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cabal m or f (plural cabais, comparable)

  1. complete
  2. rigorous
  3. exact
  4. satisfactory

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cabo +‎ -al

Adjective[edit]

cabal (plural cabales)

  1. upright
  2. exact

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