cabal

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Synonyms for cabal

Synonyms for cabal

a secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end

Synonyms for cabal

a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue

a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)

engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together

References in classic literature ?
No spider ever took more pains to repair the shattered meshes of his web, than did Waldemar Fitzurse to reunite and combine the scattered members of Prince John's cabal.
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.
She pretended that a wicked plot was being hatched against her, a cabal which would come to a head one of those days; but she added that she was not the woman to be intimidated.
The truth is that, if there was a cabal, it was led by Carlotta herself against poor Christine, who had no suspicion of it.
The managers left the box during the entr'acte to find out more about the cabal of which the stage-manager had spoken; but they soon returned to their seats, shrugging their shoulders and treating the whole affair as silly.
Had he been a New Englander, it is probable that he would have been ranked as the first of American lyrists by that magnanimous cabal which has so long controlled the destinies of American Letters, in conducting the thing called "The North American Review.
at all events, it did not prevent the archdeacon from being considered by the learned heads of the chapter, as a soul who had ventured into the vestibule of hell, who was lost in the caves of the cabal, groping amid the shadows of the occult sciences.
Grand Cabal of Able-Bodied Sedentarians; Associated Deities of the
But the Subalterns' and Captains' ladies (the Major is unmarried) cabal against her a good deal.