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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kab-uh-liz-uh m]
    • /ˈkæb əˌlɪz əm/
    • /kəˈbælɪz(ə)m /
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kab-uh-liz-uh m]
    • /ˈkæb əˌlɪz əm/

Definitions of cabalism word

  • noun cabalism a mystical philosophical doctrine based on the doctrines of the cabala 3
  • noun cabalism any occult doctrine 3
  • noun cabalism the principles or doctrines of the cabala. 1
  • noun cabalism an interpretation of something according to the doctrines of the cabala. 1
  • noun cabalism any mystic or occult doctrine; mysticism; occultism. 1
  • noun cabalism extreme traditionalism in theological conception or interpretation. 1

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Origin of cabalism

First appearance:

before 1580
One of the 35% oldest English words
First recorded in 1580-90; cabal(a) + -ism

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Parts of speech for Cabalism


cabalism popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for cabalism

noun cabalism

  • pietism — a movement, originating in the Lutheran Church in Germany in the 17th century, that stressed personal piety over religious formality and orthodoxy.
  • spiritualism — the belief or doctrine that the spirits of the dead, surviving after the mortal life, can and do communicate with the living, especially through a person (a medium) particularly susceptible to their influence.
  • cabala — a Jewish mystical movement based on a symbolic interpretation of the Scriptures: it flourished from the end of the 12th cent.
  • quietism — a form of religious mysticism taught by Molinos, a Spanish priest, in the latter part of the 17th century, requiring extinction of the will, withdrawal from worldly interests, and passive meditation on God and divine things; Molinism.
  • kabala — a system of esoteric theosophy and theurgy developed by rabbis, reaching its peak about the 12th and 13th centuries, and influencing certain medieval and Renaissance Christian thinkers. It was based on a mystical method of interpreting Scripture by which initiates claimed to penetrate sacred mysteries. Among its central doctrines are, all creation is an emanation from the Deity and the soul exists from eternity.

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