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kabala

[kab-uh-luh, kuh-bah-] /ˈkæb ə lə, kəˈbɑ-/
noun
1.
Also, kabbala.
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British Dictionary definitions for kabala

kabbalah

/kəˈbɑːlə/
noun
1.
an ancient Jewish mystical tradition based on an esoteric interpretation of the Old Testament
2.
any secret or occult doctrine or science
Derived Forms
kabbalism, kabalism, cabbalism, cabalism, qabalism (ˈkæbəˌlɪzəm) noun
kabbalist, kabalist, cabbalist, cabalist, qabalist, noun
kabbalistic, kabalistic, cabbalistic, cabalistic, qabalistic, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin, from Hebrew qabbālāh tradition, what is received, from qābal to receive
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