cabalist

noun (1)
ca·​ba·​list | \ kə-ˈbä-list How to pronounce cabalist (audio) , ˈka-bə- How to pronounce cabalist (audio) \

Definition of cabalist

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 often capitalized : a student, interpreter, or devotee of the Jewish cabala
2 : one skilled in esoteric doctrine or mysterious art

cabalist

noun (2)
ca·​bal·​ist | \ kə-ˈba-list How to pronounce cabalist (audio) , -ˈbä- \

Definition of cabalist (Entry 2 of 2)

: a member of a cabal

First Known Use of cabalist

Noun (1)

circa 1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1642, in the meaning defined above

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“Cabalist.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cabalist. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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