Cabal definitions

kə-bäl', -băl'
To form a cabal; conspire.
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A conspiratorial group of plotters or intriguers.
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A small group of persons joined in a secret, often political, intrigue; junta.
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A secret scheme or plot.
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The intrigues of such a group; plot.
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To join in a cabal; plot.
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The definition of a cabal is a scheme or a group of schemers.

An example of a cabal is a group of students planning to pull a senior prank.

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A usually secret exclusive organization of individuals gathered for a political purpose.

The cabal is plotting to take over the world.

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A secret plot.

The cabal to destroy the building was foiled by federal agents.

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An identifiable group within the tradition of Discordianism.
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To engage in the activities of a cabal.
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Origin of cabal

From French cabale, from Medieval Latin cabala, which in turn is derived from the Hebrew קבלה (kabbala, “something received”) (i.e., from tradition, from antiquity). It is likely that the mystical often secretive nature of Kabbalah led to formation of the word cabal.