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[kab-uh-list] /ˈkæb ə lɪst/
a student of or expert in the cabala.
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


[kab-uh-list] /ˈkæb ə lɪst/
a member of a cabal.
1635-45; perhaps < French cabaliste. See cabal, -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Three weeks had elapsed since he quitted the cavern of the cabalist.

    Alroy Benjamin Disraeli
  • The cabalist started up, seized him, and held him in his careful grasp, foaming and in convulsions.

    Alroy 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 .

  • I suspected the enchanting Jahel to have been sent by the cabalist to play the part of a Salamander with me.

    The Queen Pedauque Anatole France
  • Here he was received with hospitality and rapidly gained fame as a cabalist and worker of miracles.

  • Often and anxiously the cabalist shot a glance at his companion, and then again relapsed into reverie.

    Alroy Benjamin Disraeli
  • The cruelties then performed by the cabalist on a he-goat are too loathsome to transcribe.

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