cabal


1ca·bal

noun \kə-ˈbäl, -ˈbal\

: a small group of people who work together secretly

Full Definition of CABAL

1
:  the artifices and intrigues of a group of persons secretly united in a plot (as to overturn a government); also :  a group engaged in such artifices and intrigues
2
:  club, group <a cabal of artists>

Examples of CABAL

  1. a cabal plotting to overthrow the government
  2. <a conspiracy theory about the existence of an international cabal devoted to world domination>

Origin of CABAL

French cabale cabala, intrigue, cabal, from Medieval Latin cabbala cabala, from Late Hebrew qabbālāh, literally, received (lore)
First Known Use: 1614

Related to CABAL

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

2cabal

verb
ca·balledca·bal·ling

Definition of CABAL

intransitive verb
:  to unite in or form a cabal

First Known Use of CABAL

1678

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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