Kabbalah (also Kabbala, Cabbala, Cabala, or Qabalah) NOUN the ancient Jewish tradition of mystical interpretation of the Bible.
DERIVATIVES Kabbalism noun Kabbalist noun Kabbalistic adjective.
ORIGIN Hebrew, «tradition».

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