from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A group of unofficial advisers to the head of a government.
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- n. Built-in cabinet found in a kitchen.
- n. An informal group of advisors to a country's chief executive, as distinguished from the official cabinet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an inner circle of unofficial advisors to the head of a government
From the story that President Andrew Jackson met with his unofficial cabinet in the White House kitchen.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)