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ca·bal

 (kə-bäl′, -băl′)
n.
1. A conspiratorial group of plotters or intriguers: "Espionage is quite precisely it—a cabal of powerful men, working secretly" (Frank Conroy).
2. A secret scheme or plot.
intr.v. ca·balled, ca·bal·ling, ca·bals
To form a cabal; conspire.

[French cabale, from Medieval Latin cabala; see kabbalah.]

cabal

(kəˈbæl)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a small group of intriguers, esp one formed for political purposes
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a secret plot, esp a political one; conspiracy; intrigue
3. a secret or exclusive set of people; clique
vb (intr) , -bals, -balling or -balled
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to form a cabal; conspire; plot
[C17: from French cabale, from Medieval Latin cabala; see cabbala]

Cabal

(kəˈbæl)
n
(Historical Terms) the Cabal English history a group of ministers of Charles II that governed from 1667–73: consisting of Clifford, Ashley, Buckingham, Arlington, and Lauderdale
[see kabbalah; by a coincidence, the initials of Charles II's ministers can be arranged to form this word]

ca•bal

(kəˈbæl)

n., v. -balled, -bal•ling. n.
1. a small group of secret plotters, as against a government or authority.
2. the plots and schemes of such a group.
3. a clique, as in literary circles.
v.i.
4. to form a cabal.
[1610–20; < Medieval Latin cabbala]
syn: See conspiracy.

Cabal

 a small group engaged in a secret intrigue; a political clique. See also camarilla, conspiracy, faction, party.
Examples: cabal of artists, 1859; of cardinals, 1715; of intriguers; of politicians. [Its origin was popularly related as an acronym referring to 1670, when the English Government ministers included C lifford, A shley, B uckingham, A rlington, and L auderdale.]

cabal


Past participle: caballed
Gerund: caballing

Imperative
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Present
I cabal
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we cabal
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Preterite
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he/she/it caballed
we caballed
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Present Continuous
I am caballing
you are caballing
he/she/it is caballing
we are caballing
you are caballing
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Present Perfect
I have caballed
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Past Continuous
I was caballing
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he/she/it was caballing
we were caballing
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Past Perfect
I had caballed
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you had caballed
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Future
I will cabal
you will cabal
he/she/it will cabal
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Future Perfect
I will have caballed
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Future Continuous
I will be caballing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been caballing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been caballing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been caballing
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Conditional
I would cabal
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he/she/it would cabal
we would cabal
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Past Conditional
I would have caballed
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we would have caballed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cabal - a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, camp, pack - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
cabalist - a member of a cabal
2.cabal - a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)
plot, secret plan, game - a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal); "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor"; "I saw through his little game from the start"
Gunpowder Plot - a conspiracy in 1605 in England to blow up James I and the Houses of Parliament to avenge the persecution of Catholics in England; led by Guy Fawkes
political science, politics, government - the study of government of states and other political units
Verb1.cabal - engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together; "They conspired to overthrow the government"
coconspire - conspire together; "The two men coconspired to cover up the Federal investigation"
plot - plan secretly, usually something illegal; "They plotted the overthrow of the government"

cabal

noun
1. clique, set, party, league, camp, coalition, faction, caucus, junta, coterie, schism, confederacy, conclave He had been chosen by a cabal of fellow senators.
2. plot, scheme, intrigue, conspiracy, machination The left saw it as a bourgeois cabal.

cabal

noun
A secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end:
Translations
salaliitto

cabal

[kəˈbæl] N (= clique) → contubernio m, camarilla f; (= conspiracy) → conspiración f

cabal

n
(= intrigue)Intrige f, → Komplott nt, → Kabale f (old liter)
(= group)Clique f, → Kamarilla f (geh)

cabal

[kəˈbæl] n (intrigue) → intrigo; (group) → cricca