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cabalism

[kab-uh-liz-uh m]
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noun
  1. the principles or doctrines of the cabala.
  2. an interpretation of something according to the doctrines of the cabala.
  3. any mystic or occult doctrine; mysticism; occultism.
  4. extreme traditionalism in theological conception or interpretation.
  5. obfuscation or obscurantism, especially resulting from an excessively recondite vocabulary: the cabalism of some modern literary criticism.

Origin of cabalism

First recorded in 1580–90; cabal(a) + -ism
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  • Illuminism, Cabalism, and even Satanism are still realities.

    Secret Societies And Subversive Movements

    Nesta H. Webster

  • It was therefore not Martinism, Cabalism, or Freemasonry that in themselves provided the real revolutionary force.

  • Witchcraft, superstition and cabalism were fostered even at the various European courts.

  • How are we to account for this extraordinary wave of Cabalism in Western Europe?