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 for Cabinet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cabinet \Cab"i*net\ (k[a^]b"[i^]*n[e^]t), n. [F., dim. of cabine
     or cabane. See Cabin, n.]
     1. A hut; a cottage; a small house. [Obs.]
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              Hearken a while from thy green cabinet,
              The rural song of careful Colinet.    --Spenser.
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     2. A small room, or retired apartment; a closet.
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     3. A private room in which consultations are held.
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              Philip passed some hours every day in his father's
              cabinet.                              --Prescott.
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     4. The advisory council of the chief executive officer of a
        nation; a cabinet council.
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     Note: In England, the cabinet or cabinet council consists of
           those privy councilors who actually transact the
           immediate business of the government. --Mozley & W. --
           In the United States, the cabinet is composed of the
           heads of the executive departments of the government,
           namely, the Secretary of State, of the Treasury, of
           War, of the Navy, of the Interior, and of Agiculture,
           the Postmaster-general, and the Attorney-general.
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     5.
        (a) A set of drawers or a cupboard intended to contain
            articles of value. Hence:
        (b) A decorative piece of furniture, whether open like an
            ['e]tag[`e]re or closed with doors. See
            ['e]tag[`e]re.
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     6. Any building or room set apart for the safe keeping and
        exhibition of works of art, etc.; also, the collection
        itself.
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     Cabinet council.
        (a) Same as Cabinet, n., 4 (of which body it was
            formerly the full title).
        (b) A meeting of the cabinet.
  
     Cabinet councilor, a member of a cabinet council.
  
     Cabinet photograph, a photograph of a size smaller than an
        imperial, though larger than a carte de visite.
  
     Cabinet picture, a small and generally highly finished
        picture, suitable for a small room and for close
        inspection.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cabinet \Cab"i*net\, a.
     Suitable for a cabinet; small.
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           He [Varnhagen von Ense] is a walking cabinet edition of
           Goethe.                                  --For. Quar.
                                                    Rev.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cabinet \Cab"i*net\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cabineted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Cabineting.]
     To inclose [R.] --Hewyt.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cabinet
      n 1: a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and
           shelves and drawers; for storage or display
      2: persons appointed by a head of state to head executive
         departments of government and act as official advisers
      3: a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it
         has a lock [syn: cabinet, locker, storage locker]
      4: housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television
         [syn: cabinet, console]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  131 Moby Thesaurus words for "cabinet":
     British Cabinet, Canterbury, Sanhedrin, US Cabinet, advisors,
     advisory body, advisory council, adytum, armoire, assembly,
     association, bench, board, board of directors, board of regents,
     board of trustees, body of advisers, booking office,
     borough council, box office, brain trust, branch, branch office,
     buffet, bunker, bureau, cadre, camarilla, cellaret, chamber,
     chambers, chancellery, chancery, chassis, chest, chest of drawers,
     chiffonier, city council, closet, clothespress, committee, commode,
     common council, conference, congress, console, consulate,
     consultative assembly, corporate headquarters, council,
     council fire, council of ministers, council of state,
     council of war, county council, court, credenza, cupboard,
     davenport, deliberative assembly, den, desk, diet, directorate,
     directory, divan, drawer, dresser, embassy, escritoire,
     executive arm, executive committee, executive hierarchy,
     executive office, governing board, governing body, headquarters,
     holy of holies, home office, housing, infrastructure,
     interlocking directorate, junta, kitchen cabinet, legation,
     legislature, locker, lowboy, main office, management, ministry,
     office, parish council, press, privy council, radio,
     radio receiver, radio set, radio telescope, receiver,
     receiving set, retreat, sanctum, sanctum sanctorum, secretaire,
     secretary, set, shadow cabinet, shelf, shop, sideboard, soviet,
     staff, steering committee, study, syndicate, synod, tallboy,
     the administration, the brass, the executive, the people upstairs,
     ticket office, top brass, tribunal, vargueno, vitrine, wardrobe,
     whatnot, wireless, wireless set
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CABINET. Certain officers who taken collectively make a board; as, the 
  president's, cabinet, which is usually composed of the secretary of state, 
  secretary of the treasury, the attorney general, and some others. 
       2. These officers are the advisers of the president. 
  
  

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