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Definition 1: a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot) - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for cabal in the sense of this definition

(cabal is a kind of ...) a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)

"they concocted a plot to discredit the governor" "I saw through his little game from the start"

(... is a kind of cabal ) a conspiracy in 1605 in England to blow up James I and the Houses of Parliament to avenge the persecution of Catholics in England; led by Guy Fawkes

(cabal belongs to category ...) the study of government of states and other political units

Definition 2: a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for cabal in the sense of this definition

(cabal is a kind of ...) an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

(cabal is a member of ...) a member of a cabal

Definition 3: engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together - [verb of cognition]

Samples where cabal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They conspired to overthrow the government

Synonyms for cabal in the sense of this definition

(cabal is a kind of ...) plan secretly, usually something illegal

"They plotted the overthrow of the government"

(... is a kind of cabal ) conspire together

"The two men coconspired to cover up the Federal investigation"

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