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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CABALLING

No husband can or ought to endure the idea of his wife's caballing against him.

The caballing for dissolution of the Union, why should that be treasonable?

The President was helpless, and mistrustful of his officers, and the officers were caballing against the President.

Ill-clad at the same time, and ill-shod, they fell to caballing and arranging plans to attack the city of Chios.

He further observed that the consequence would be caballing and electioneering in the choice of Speaker.

They learn drinking and rioting, gambling and licentiousness, caballing and debating.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "mystical interpretation of the Old Testament," later "society, small group meeting privately" (1660s), from French cabal, in both senses, from Medieval Latin cabbala (see cabbala). Popularized in English 1673 as an acronym for five intriguing ministers of Charles II (Clifford, Arlington, Buckingham, Ashley, and Lauderdale), which gave the word its sinister connotations.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.