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cabalist1

[kab-uh-list]
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noun
  1. a student of or expert in the cabala.
  2. a person who is well-versed or highly skilled in obscure or esoteric matters.

Origin of cabalist1

1525–35; < Medieval Latin cabbalista, equivalent to cabbala cabala + Latin -ista -ist

cabalist2

[kab-uh-list]
noun
  1. a member of a cabal.

Origin of cabalist2

1635–45; perhaps < French cabaliste. See cabal, -ist
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Historical Examples

  • Three weeks had elapsed since he quitted the cavern of the Cabalist.

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    Benjamin Disraeli

  • The Cabalist started up, seized him, and held him in his careful grasp, foaming and in convulsions.

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    Benjamin Disraeli

  • After all, an astrologer,—nay, a cabalist—is not so monstrous a prodigy in the nineteenth century!

    Godolphin, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Among the victims was the Cabalist Samson of Ostropol, who was greatly revered by the people.

  • The ill-fated Cabalist was sent to jail on the charge of careless handling of fire during his pyrotechnic experiments .