noun cab·a·lism \ˈkabəˌlizəm\

Definition of cabalism



  1. 1 often capitalized :  esoteric doctrine or interpretation according to the Jewish cabala

  2. 2 :  adherence to some traditional theological interpretation or tenets the “key verse” and “key word” theory is a form of cabalism based on a fundamental misconception of the nature of the Biblical material — J. C. Swaim

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Origin and Etymology of cabalism

cabala + -ism

First Known Use: 1614

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