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cabala


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cabala  \Cab"a*la\  (k[a^]b"[.a]*l[.a]),  n.  [LL.  See  {Cabal},  n.] 
  1.  A  kind  of  occult  theosophy  or  traditional  interpretation 
  of  the  Scriptures  among  Jewish  rabbis  and  certain 
  medi[ae]val  Christians,  which  treats  of  the  nature  of  god 
  and  the  mystery  of  human  existence.  It  assumes  that  every 
  letter,  word  number,  and  accent  of  Scripture  contains  a 
  hidden  sense  and  it  teaches  the  methods  of  interpretation 
  for  ascertaining  these  occult  meanings.  The  cabalists 
  pretend  even  to  foretell  events  by  this  means 
 
  2.  Secret  science  in  general;  mystic  art;  mystery. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cabala 
  n  :  an  esoteric  or  occult  matter  that  is  traditionally  secret 
  [syn:  {cabbala},  {cabbalah},  {kabala},  {kabbala},  {kabbalah}] 




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