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Cabinet


CABINET, noun

1. A closet; a small room, or retired apartment.

2. A private room, in which consultations are held.

3. The select or secret council of a prince or executive government; so called from the apartment in which it was originally held.

4. A piece of furniture, consisting of a chest or box, with drawers and doors. A private box.

5. Any close place where things of value are reposited for safe keeping.

6. A hut; a cottage; a small house.

CABINET, verb transitive To inclose.