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Meaning of CABALA

Pronunciation:  'kabulu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an esoteric or occult matter that is traditionally secret

CABALA is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cabbala, cabbalah, kabala, kabbala, kabbalah
 See Also: arcanum, secret



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cab"a*la\ (k[a^]b"[.a]*l[.a]), n. [LL. See {Cabal}, n.]
1. A kind of occult theosophy or traditional interpretation
   of the Scriptures among Jewish rabbis and certain
   medi[ae]val Christians, which treats of the nature of god
   and the mystery of human existence. It assumes that every
   letter, word, number, and accent of Scripture contains a
   hidden sense; and it teaches the methods of interpretation
   for ascertaining these occult meanings. The cabalists
   pretend even to foretell events by this means.

2. Secret science in general; mystic art; mystery.

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