from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The secret science of the cabalists.
  • n. A superstitious devotion to the mysteries of the religion which one professes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The secret science of the cabalists.
  • n. The practice of forming, or the tendency to form, cabals and cliques.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the doctrines of the Kabbalah
  • n. adherence to some extreme traditional theological concept or interpretation


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  • There have always been small elements that equated Lovecraft's horror with other sociological peripheries that incorporated cabalism.

    Author of "HPL and His Legacy" : The Lovecraft News Network

  • The tracing of likenesses quickly becomes rabbinism, almost cabalism.

    A Book of Prefaces

  • During this period of seclusion he became deeply interested in magic, alchemy, astrology, cabalism, and all that sort of thing.

    The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 01 Masterpieces of German Literature Translated into English.

  • Under all this influence he turned to cabalism and became interested in crystals and the microcosm and macrocosm, and fell into the habit of despair over what he had been and believed just before.

    Youth: Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene

  • I do not know that there is more cabalism in the Anglican, than in other churches, but the Anglican clergy are identified with the aristocracy.

    English Traits (1856)

  • At first I expressed some perplexity at the questions having emanated from her royal highness, and I told her afterwards that I understood cabalism, but that I could not interpret the meaning of the answers obtained through it, and that her highness must ask new questions likely to render the answers easier to be understood.

    Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 06: Paris

  • It was about that time that the Count de Melfort, colonel of the Orleans regiment, entreated me through Camille, Coraline's sister, to answer two questions by means of my cabalism.

    Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 06: Paris

  • Politics and cabalism, has entered into the system and has completely destroyed it.


  • Mysticism, witchcraft, cabalism, astronomy and the esoteric all work together, along with concepts of gods and goddesses, femininity and masculinity, and fertility.


  • The decision of Government to send reinforcements to Ireland was mentioned as a prelude to the information from Vienna of the birth of a son to the Princess Nikolas: and then; having conjoined the two entirely heterogeneous pieces of intelligence, the composer adroitly interfused them by a careless transposition of the prelude and the burden that enabled him to play ad libitum on regrets and rejoicings; by which device the lord of Earlsfont might be offered condolences while the lady could express her strong contentment, inasmuch as he deplored the state of affairs in the sister island, and she was glad of a crisis concluding a term of suspense thus the foreign-born baby was denounced and welcomed, the circumstances lamented and the mother congratulated, in a breath, all under cover of the happiest misunderstanding, as effective as the cabalism of Prospero's wand among the Neapolitan mariners, by the skilful Irish development on a grand scale of the rhetorical figure anastrophe, or a turning about and about.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith


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