Meaning of cabal

ca•bal

Pronunciation: (ku-bal'), [key]
— n., v., -balled, -bal•ling.
—n.
  1. a small group of secret plotters, as against a government or person in authority.
  2. the plots and schemes of such a group; intrigue.
  3. a clique, as in artistic, literary, or theatrical circles.
—v.i.
  1. to form a cabal; intrigue; conspire; plot.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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