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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Weird Word Wednesday

noun  ca·bal  \kə-ˈbäl, -ˈbal\
Simple Definition of cabal
Popularity: Top 30% of words
: a small group of people who work together secretly

Full Definition of cabal
:  the artifices and intrigues of a group of persons secretly united in a plot (as to overturn a government); also :  a group engaged in such artifices and intrigues
:  club, group
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Examples of cabal
a cabal plotting to overthrow the government

Origin of cabal
French cabale cabala, intrigue, cabal, from Medieval Latin cabbala cabala, from Late Hebrew qabbālāh, literally, received (lore)

First Known Use: 1614

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