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Meaning of "shadow cabinet" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHADOW CABINET

shadow cabinet  [ˈʃædəʊ ˈkæbɪnɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHADOW CABINET

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Shadow cabinet is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SHADOW CABINET MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Shadow Cabinet

The Shadow Cabinet is a feature of the Westminster system of government. It comprises a senior group of opposition spokespeople who, under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition, form an alternative cabinet to that of the government, and whose members shadow or mark each individual member of the Cabinet. Members of a shadow cabinet are often but not always appointed to a Cabinet post if and when their party gets into government. It is the Shadow Cabinet's responsibility to criticize the policies and actions of the government, as well as offering an alternative program. In most countries, a member of the shadow cabinet is referred to as a Shadow Minister. In Canada, however, the term Opposition Critic is more usual. In the United Kingdom's House of Lords and in New Zealand, the term "spokesperson" is used instead of "shadow".

Definition of shadow cabinet in the English dictionary

The definition of shadow cabinet in the dictionary is the members of the main opposition party in Parliament who would hold ministerial office if their party were in power.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHADOW CABINET


binit
ˈbaɪnɪt
cabinet
ˈkæbɪnɪt
definite
ˈdɛfɪnɪt
determinate
dɪˈtɜːmɪnɪt
homogenate
hɒˈmɒdʒɪnɪt
indefinite
ɪnˈdɛfɪnɪt
indeterminate
ˌɪndɪˈtɜːmɪnɪt
indiscriminate
ˌɪndɪˈskrɪmɪnɪt
infinite
ˈɪnfɪnɪt
inordinate
ɪnˈɔːdɪnɪt
insubordinate
ˌɪnsəˈbɔːdɪnɪt
minute
ˈmɪnɪt
ordinate
ˈɔːdɪnɪt
rabbinate
ˈræbɪnɪt
subcabinet
sʌbˈkæbɪnɪt
subordinate
səˈbɔːdɪnɪt
supercabinet
ˈsuːpərˌkæbɪnɪt
tabinet
ˈtæbɪnɪt
turbinate
ˈtɜːbɪnɪt
up-to-the-minute
ˌʌptəðəˈmɪnɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHADOW CABINET

shadow
shadow bands
shadow Foreign Secretary
shadow history
shadow mask
shadow minister
shadow play
shadow price
shadow test
shadow-box
shadow-boxing
shadowcast
shadower
shadowgraph
shadowgraphy
shadowily
shadowiness
shadowless
shadowlike
shadowy

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHADOW CABINET

Babinet
bathroom cabinet
bobbinet
chill cabinet
chiller cabinet
china cabinet
clarinet
cocktail cabinet
display cabinet
drinks cabinet
electronic file cabinet
file cabinet
filing cabinet
kitchen cabinet
martinet
medicine cabinet
noncabinet
record cabinet
television cabinet
war cabinet

Synonyms and antonyms of shadow cabinet in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «shadow cabinet» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHADOW CABINET

Find out the translation of shadow cabinet to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of shadow cabinet from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «shadow cabinet» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

影子内阁
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gabinete en la sombra
570 millions of speakers

English

shadow cabinet
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

छाया मंत्रिमंडल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حكومة الظل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

теневой кабинет
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gabinete sombra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ছায়া মন্ত্রিসভা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Cabinet fantôme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kabinet bayangan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schattenkabinett
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

影の内閣
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

섀도 캐비닛
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kabinèt bayangan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bóng tủ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிழல் அமைச்சரவை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

छाया कॅबिनेट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gölge kabine
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

governo ombra
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gabinet cieni
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тіньовий кабінет
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cabinetul din umbră
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σκιώδους κυβέρνησης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skadu-kabinet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skugga skåp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skygge kabinett
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of shadow cabinet

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHADOW CABINET»

The term «shadow cabinet» is regularly used and occupies the 66.345 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHADOW CABINET» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «shadow cabinet» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «shadow cabinet» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about shadow cabinet

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHADOW CABINET»

Discover the use of shadow cabinet in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to shadow cabinet and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Shadow Cabinet
God the Father has skipped town. So begins this collection -- with verve, irony, and absence.
Richard Sanger, 1996
2
Defeat from the Jaws of Victory: Inside Kinnock's Labour Party
Although she had been an inactive member of the Campaign Group she had paid her subscriptions and happily accepted the group's support for her repeated candidatures for the NEC and shadow cabinet. In 1988 she refused to back Benn  ...
Richard Heffernan, Mike Marqusee, 1992
3
British Politics For Dummies
The shadow cabinet is supposed to be a government in waiting and meets regularly in the House of Commons to plan strategy. A shadow cabinet: Sets out policies the opposition party would pursue. Criticises the actions of ministers and  ...
Julian Knight, 2010
4
The Conservatives Since 1945: The Drivers of Party Change
Shadow Cabinet minutes, 13.12.65, 31.01.1966, 27.02.1967, 15.03.1967, and 07 and 13.03.1968, CPA LCC 1/2/3, 1/2/4, 1/2/8, 1/2/9, 1/2/11. Ramsden, Making, p. 244. Walker, Staying Power, p. 52. Ramsden, Winds, p. 303. Baston, Reggie, p.
Tim Bale, 2012
5
Leading Labour: From Keir Hardie to Tony Blair
At this stage, Gould appeared to have the advantage, with enough support in parliament to enable him to top the poll in the 1987 shadow cabinet election, and enough in the party to gain him a place on the NEC. The Solidarity organisation ...
Kevin Jeffreys, 1999
6
Shadow Cabinet
It is the Shadow Cabinet's responsibility to pass criticism on the current government and its respective legislation, as well as offering alternative policies.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
7
Malcolm Fraser: The Political Memoirs
1975 Shadow cabinet minutes, MFC 106/22 [7]. Shadow cabinet working papers, NAA M1360 [54]. Treasury documents, MFC 106/22 [13] & [14]; MFC 106/24 [12]. 26 March, senior advisers' research material, NAA M1276 [1] Aboriginal Affairs.
Simons And Fraser, Margaret Simons, Malcolm Fraser, 2010
8
Canada
Each party in Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition creates what is termed a shadow cabinet, witheachmember thereof observingandcritiquing oneor moreactual Cabinet portfolios, and offering alternative policies. The Official Opposition Shadow ...
By Wikipedians
9
The Official History of Privatisation Vol. I: The Formative ...
Heseltine prevailed, no doubt because Thatcher realised that her views were in a distinct minority within the shadow Cabinet and perhaps in the Party. Conservative MPs in the West Midlands welcomed the state rescue and even Sir Keith ...
David Parker, 2009
10
Opposition of Australi: Shadow Cabinet of Australia, Shadow ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Books Llc, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHADOW CABINET»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term shadow cabinet is used in the context of the following news items.
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Decision on Shadow Cabinet after Pakatan top leaders' meeting …
PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali says the Pakatan Rakyat Shadow Cabinet proposal will only be decided after the coalition's leaders meet soon. «The Malaysian Insider, May 15»
2
The end of male, pale and stale politics? The new women in …
As a result, one-third of Cameron's cabinet is now female. Meanwhile, acting Labour leader Harriet Harman said her party's shadow cabinet would have a near ... «City A.M., May 15»
3
Labour's new shadow cabinet lineup
Deputy leader Harman is taking over from Ed Miliband but acting only as an interim leader, and will step down from her post as deputy when a new leader is ... «The Guardian, May 15»
4
NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley announces shadow cabinet
New South Wales Opposition Leader Luke Foley has announced details of his new-look frontbench, which he says will "hold the Baird Government to account.". «ABC Online, Apr 15»
5
Lawrence Springborg unveils new shadow cabinet for Liberal …
Lawrence Springborg has unveiled his new shadow cabinet line-up, almost two ... Deputy leader John-Paul Langbroek will be the shadow treasurer, replacing ... «ABC Online, Feb 15»
6
Victorian Coalition announces shadow cabinet of 24, with 10 new …
Victoria's Coalition has announced its shadow cabinet, led by new Liberal leader Matthew Guy, ahead of Parliament returning for one day next week. «ABC Online, Dec 14»
7
Labour leadership: There are several in the shadow Cabinet who …
Chuka Umunna is more flawed, but would also be more exciting. You could go through the shadow Cabinet and list at least four others who would be better than ... «The Independent, Nov 14»
8
Shadow cabinet minister Chuka Umunna: I can only think of two …
Asked to list members of the shadow cabinet at Holyrood he could only name Scottish leader Johann Lamont and Kezia Dugdale - although he did not know her ... «Herald Scotland, Sep 14»
9
Meacher: Labour MPs and shadow cabinet Miliband critics
Former Labour minister Michael Meacher said some of the party figures briefing against Ed Miliband are "almost certainly" in the shadow cabinet, and cannot ... «BBC News, Jun 14»
10
Shadow cabinet to travel 500 miles in bid to keep Scotland in Union
Speaking ahead of his cabinet's visit to Scotland, he said Alex Salmond's pledge to cut ... In total, the Shadow Cabinet will travel more than 500 miles as they ... «stv.tv, Apr 14»

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