ETYM French cabale cabal, cabala, Late Lat. cabala cabala, from Hebrew qabbâlęh reception, tradition, mysterious doctrine, from qâbal to take or receive, in Piël qibbel to adopt (a doctrine).
A clique that seeks power usually through intrigue; SYN. faction, junta, junto, camarilla.
Political coterie or intrigue.
1. A feeling of sympathy for someone or something.
2. An anxious feeling; SYN. care, fear.
3. Something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness; SYN. worry, headache, vexation.
4. Something that interests one because it is important or affects one.