Cabal

Cabal (Cabal`) , a secret intriguing faction in a State, a name applied to a junto of five ministers of Charles II. in power from 1668 to 1673, the initials of whose names go to make up the word; their names were Clifford, Ashley, Buckingham, Arlington, and Lauderdale; derived from Cabala (q.v.).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Caaba * Cab`ala
Byng, John
Byrom, John
Byron, George Gordon, sixth Lord
Byron, Henry James
Byron, John
Byrsa
Byzantine Art
Byzantine Empire
Byzantium
Caaba
Cabal`
Cab`ala
Caballero, Fernan
Cabanel, Alexandre
Cabanis, Pierre Jean George
Cabel
Cabet, Étienne
Cabi`ri
Cable, George Washington
Cabot, Giovanni
Cabot, Sebastian

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Cabal in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

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Bennet, Henry
Coventry, William
Maitland, John [No. 3]
Schiller, Frederic