Cabal

Definition of Cabal

Ca`bal´   Pronunciation: kå`băl´
n.1.Tradition; occult doctrine. See Cabala.
2.A secret.
3.A number of persons united in some close design, usually to promote their private views and interests in church or state by intrigue; a secret association composed of a few designing persons; a junto.
4.The secret artifices or machinations of a few persons united in a close design; intrigue.
By cursed cabals of women.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.To unite in a small party to promote private views and interests by intrigue; to intrigue; to plot.
[imp. & p. p. Caballed (-băld"); p. pr. & vb. n. Caballing]
Caballing still against it with the great.
- Dryden.

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