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English definition of “cabinet”


noun [C usually singular, + sing/pl verb] (GOVERNMENT) (usually Cabinet)     /ˈkæb.ɪ.nət/
a small group of the most important people elected to government , who make the main decisions about what should happen : The Cabinet meet / meets every Thursday . a cabinet minister The prime minister has announced a cabinet reshuffle (= changes in the Cabinet).Government ministers and civil servants
(Definition of cabinet noun (GOVERNMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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