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noun (1)

ca·​ba·​list kə-ˈbä-list How to pronounce cabalist (audio) ˈka-bə- How to pronounce cabalist (audio)
often capitalized : a student, interpreter, or devotee of the Jewish cabala
: one skilled in esoteric doctrine or mysterious art


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noun (2)

ca·​bal·​ist kə-ˈba-list How to pronounce cabalist (audio)
: a member of a cabal

Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

circa 1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1642, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cabalist was circa 1533

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Cite this Entry

“Cabalist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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