What does the word cabal mean?

Usage examples for cabal

  1. Of the members of the Cabal he was the most respectable. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  2. All in a cabal against my class, the toilers, the producers. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  3. 427. French literary cabal, their plan for the destruction of Christianity, iii. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke