Oligarchy vs Cabal - What's the difference?

oligarchy | cabal |


As nouns the difference between oligarchy and cabal

is that oligarchy is a government run by only a few, often the wealthy while cabal is a usually secret exclusive organization of individuals gathered for a political purpose.

As a verb cabal is

to engage in the activities of a.

oligarchy

English

Noun

(wikipedia oligarchy) (oligarchies)
  • A government run by only a few, often the wealthy.
  • Those who make up an oligarchic government.
  • A state ruled by such a government.
  • cabal

    English

    (wikipedia cabal)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A usually secret exclusive organization of individuals gathered for a political purpose.
  • The cabal is plotting to take over the world.
  • A secret plot.
  • The cabal to destroy the building was foiled by federal agents.
  • An identifiable group within the tradition of .
  • * 1965
  • Some episkoposes have a one-man cabal . Some work together. Some never do explain.

    Synonyms

    * camarilla * conspiracy

    Derived terms

    * cabalistic * cabbalistic * TINC (there is no cabal)

    Verb

  • To engage in the activities of a
  • * I believed her to have been carried off by some persons belonging to a party of Jacobites who were known to be caballing against the government, though to what extent was not then ascertained.
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  • See also

    * cabal glass ----