Pronunciation: (ku-bal'), [key]
—n., v., -balled, -bal•ling.
1. a small group of secret plotters, as against a government or person in authority.
2. the plots and schemes of such a group; intrigue.
3. a clique, as in artistic, literary, or theatrical circles.
to form a cabal; intrigue; conspire; plot.
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