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cabal. A more or less secret association of a small number of persons who have common political designs, usually in the sense of plotting against the existing regime. The name comes from the initials of the members of an unpopular ministry under Charles II--Clifford, Ashley, Buckingham, Arlington and Lauderdale.

cabinet. An advisory body to a chief executive or prime minister, composed usually of the heads of the governmental administrative departments. A prime minister is the head of his cabinet, but a president is not considered a member of his.

cabinet of barons. The aristocratic cabinet which served in Germany under the chancellorship of Franz von Papen from May 31, 1932 to November 17, 1932.

cabinet government. A form of government in which the cabinet comprises the working executive and policyforming body of the state. The members are usually members of the legislative branch and responsible thereto; that is, when they are no longer backed on votes of confidence by a majority of at least one house of the parliament they must resign.

cabinet of monocles. See CABINET OF BARONS.

Cable Act. A law of 1922 regarding United States citizenship for married women. As changed in 1930 and 1934, the rule now is that women gain nationality by naturalization and lose it by renunciation on the same basis as men, except the time for naturalization is somewhat shorter. Marriage of an American to an alien no longer has any automatic effect on a woman's citizenship.

cabotage. The right to engage in coastwise shipping. Usually a state reserves this right along its own shores to its own nationals.

cadastral survey. Land survey used as basis of taxes on land.

Cagoulards (kah-goo-LAHR). Members of a secret French organization of fascist tendencies who in 1937 were discovered planning to overthrow the government. The accomplishment of this was prevented, but such important persons were involved that the whole thing was covered up. See CROIX DE FEU.

Cairo Conference. A conference of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and General Chiang Kai-shek held in Cairo in late November, 1943. In addition to agreements on continuing the war against Japan and renouncing any territorial gains of their own, they declared in favor of taking from Japan all territories acquired since 1914.

calendar. Legislative schedule; schedule of court cases. See HOUSE CAL- ENDARS.

Calendar Wednesday. An infrequently

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  • Title Page 3
  • Preface 5
  • A 9
  • C 46
  • D 83
  • G 121
  • H 130
  • K 152
  • L 161
  • M 175
  • N 191
  • O 203
  • Q 236
  • R 238
  • T 252
  • U 297
  • W. 305
  • X - Y 321
  • Z 322
  • Appendix I Charter of the United Nations 325
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