Cabalism

noun
the doctrines of the Kabbalah
Syn: ↑Kabbalism
Topics: ↑Judaism

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\\ˈkabəˌlizəm\ noun (-s)
Etymology: cabala + -ism
1. often capitalized : esoteric doctrine or interpretation according to the Jewish cabala
2. : adherence to some traditional theological interpretation or tenets

the “key verse” and “key word” theory is a form of cabalism based on a fundamental misconception of the nature of the Biblical material — J.C.Swaim

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/kab"euh liz'euhm/, n.
1. the principles or doctrines of the cabala.
2. an interpretation of something according to the doctrines of the cabala.
3. any mystic or occult doctrine; mysticism; occultism.
4. extreme traditionalism in theological conception or interpretation.
5. obfuscation or obscurantism, esp. resulting from an excessively recondite vocabulary: the cabalism of some modern literary criticism.
[1580-90; CABAL(A) + -ISM]

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cabbˈalism or cabˈalism noun
The science of the cabbala
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Main Entry:cabbala

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • cabalism — noun adherence to some extreme traditional theological concept or interpretation • Syn: ↑kabbalism • Hypernyms: ↑attachment, ↑adherence, ↑adhesion * * * ˈkabəˌlizəm noun ( s) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • cabalism — n. doctrines of the cabala (mystical interpretation of the Scriptures developed by rabbis, most popular in the 12th and 13th centuries) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cabalism — cab·a·lism …   English syllables

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