shadow cabinet


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shad′ow cab`inet


n.
a group of prominent members of the parliamentary opposition who are expected to hold positions in the cabinet when their party assumes power.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shadow cabinet - a group of senior members of the political party that is out of power; these members would probably assume corresponding positions as ministers in the British Cabinet if their party was elected
cabinet - persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

shadow cabinet

n (Pol) (Brit) → governo m ombra inv
the Shadow Foreign Secretary → il ministro degli Esteri del governo ombra
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