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From French cabale from Mediaeval Latin cabala, which in turn is derived from the Hebrew Kabbalah QBLH קבלה "something received" (i.e., from tradition, from antiquity). It is likely that the mystical often secretive nature of Kabbalah led to formation of the word cabal.
- A usually secret exclusive organization of individuals gathered for a nefarious purpose.
- The cabal is plotting to take over the world.
- A secret plot.
- The cabal to destroy the building was foiled by federal agents.
- An identifiable group within the tradition of Discordianism.
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