cabalism

noun
cab·​a·​lism | \ ˈkabəˌlizəm \
plural -s

Definition of cabalism

1 often capitalized : esoteric doctrine or interpretation according to the Jewish cabala
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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First Known Use of cabalism

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cabalism

cabala + -ism

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“Cabalism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cabalism. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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