from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A body of mystical teachings of rabbinical origin, often based on an esoteric interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures.
- n. A secret doctrine resembling these teachings.
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- n. Alternative spelling of Kabballah.
Medieval Latin cabala, from Hebrew qabbālâ, received doctrine, tradition, from qibbēl, to receive; see qbl in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)