or cab·a·lism

[ kab-uh-liz-uhm ]
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  1. the principles or doctrines of the kabbalah.

  2. an interpretation of something according to the doctrines of the kabbalah.

  1. any mystic or occult doctrine; mysticism; occultism.

  2. extreme traditionalism in theological conception or interpretation.

  3. obfuscation or obscurantism, especially resulting from an excessively recondite vocabulary: the kabbalism of some modern literary criticism.

Origin of kabbalism

First recorded in 1580–90; kabbalah + -ism
  • Also cab·ba·lism, kab·a·lism .

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