Caba'l. n.s. [cabale, Fr. קבלה, tradition.]
- The secret science of the Hebrew rabbins.
- A body of men united in some close design. A cabal differs from a party, as few from many.
She often interposed her royal authority, to break the cabals which were forming against her first ministers. Addison.
When each, by curs'd cabals of women, strove,
To draw th' indulgent king to partial love. Dryden's Aureng.