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Variant of kabbalah.. See Usage Note at kabbalah.
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(Judaism) a variant spelling of kabbalah
ˌcabaˈlistic, ˌcabaˈlistical adj
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or cab•ba•la or(ˈkæb ə lə, kəˈbɑ-)
n., pl. -las.
1. (often cap.) a system of esoteric philosophy developed by rabbis, reaching its peak in the Middle Ages and based on a mystical method of interpreting the Scriptures.
2. any occult doctrine or science.
[1515–25; < Medieval Latin cab(b)ala < Hebrew qabbālāh tradition]
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Also known as the kabala, kabbalah and qabalah, this is an ancient Hebrew mystical doctrine, elements of which are sometimes used in witchcraft.
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|Noun||1.||cabala - an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret|
|2.||Cabala - an esoteric theosophy of rabbinical origin based on the Hebrew scriptures and developed between the 7th and 18th centuries|
theosophy - a system of belief based on mystical insight into the nature of God and the soul
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
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