Definition of cabinet:

part of speech: noun

A small room or closet: a case of drawers for articles of value: a private room for consultation- hence THE CABINET, the advisers of the President.

part of speech: noun

A small room; case of drawers; the ministry of a State.

part of speech: adjective

Confidential: secret: private. In accordance with this sense the term cabinet council was long, in general use before it became specifically applied in politics.

part of speech: noun

A small apartment; a private room; a plece of furniture to hold objects of art, curiosity, etc.; a committee of the heads of governmental departments.

part of speech: adjective

Secret; small; as, a cabinet organ; of or pertaining to the advisory council of the chief executive of a nation.

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