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cabal (noun):

: the contrived schemes of a group of persons secretly united in a plot (as to overturn a government) also : a group engaged in such schemes

Source : Merriam -Webster

Etymology : Cabal has been associated with a group of five ministers in the government of England’s King Charles II. The initial letters of the names or titles of those men (Clifford, Arlington, Buckingham, Ashley, and Lauderdale) spelled cabal, and they have been collectively dubbed as the “Cabal Cabinet” or “Cabal Ministry.” But these five names are not the source of the word cabal, which was in use decades before Charles II ascended the throne. The term traces back to cabbala, the Medieval Latin name for the Kabbalah, a traditional system of esoteric Jewish mysticism. Latin borrowed Cabbala from the Hebrew qabbalah, meaning “received or traditional lore.”

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