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cabal
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
a small group of people who plot in secret and exercise power — especially political power

or (more rarely):  a plot by such a group
  • But he was at last in pain at my long absence; and after consulting with the treasurer and the rest of that cabal, a person of quality was dispatched with the copy of the articles against me.
    Part 1 — A Voyage to Lilliput (93% in)
  • This lord Munodi was a person of the first rank, and had been some years governor of Lagado; but, by a cabal of ministers, was discharged for insufficiency.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (34% in)

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