Meaning of cabalism

cab•a•lism

Pronunciation: (kab'u-liz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. the principles or doctrines of the cabala.
  2. an interpretation of something according to the doctrines of the cabala.
  3. any mystic or occult doctrine; mysticism; occultism.
  4. extreme traditionalism in theological conception or interpretation.
  5. obfuscation or obscurantism, esp. resulting from an excessively recondite vocabulary: the cabalism of some modern literary criticism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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