What is cabinet?

  • (noun): A cupboard-like repository or piece of furniture with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on cabinet:

Keith Norton - Provincial Politics - Cabinet
... Norton entered cabinet on February 3, 1977 as Minister of Community and Social Services, and held this portfolio throughout the parliament that followed ...
Maurice Rouvier - Prime Minister
... finance, after nearly ten years in exclusion from office, in the Radical cabinet of Émile Combes and on the fall of the Combes ministry in January 1905 he was invited by the president to form a new ... In this cabinet he at first held the ministry of finance ... new premier had declared his intention of continuing the policy of the late cabinet, pledging the new ministry to a policy of conciliation, to the consideration of old age pensions, an income-tax ...
Individual Ministerial Responsibility
... constitutional convention in governments using the Westminster System that a cabinet minister bears the ultimate responsibility for the actions of their ministry or department ... Individual ministerial responsibility is not the same as cabinet collective responsibility, which states members of the cabinet must approve publicly of its collective decisions or resign ... One rule coming from this principle is that each cabinet member answers for their own ministry in parliament's question time ...
John Bell (Tennessee Politician) - Secretary of War
... When the newly-elected President Harrison organized his cabinet in 1841, he offered the position of Secretary of War to Bell, following the advice of Daniel Webster ... successor, John Tyler, agreed to keep all cabinet appointments, though many members of the cabinet were skeptical that Tyler would support Whig initiatives ... As the cabinet members had feared, Tyler proved hostile to core Whig initiatives, vetoing a string of bills introduced by Clay and his allies in Congress ...

More definitions of "cabinet":

  • (noun): Persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers.
  • (noun): Housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television.
    Synonyms: console
  • (noun): A storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock.
    Synonyms: locker, storage locker

Famous quotes containing the word cabinet:

    I suppose an entire cabinet of shells would be an expression of the whole human mind; a Flora of the whole globe would be so likewise, or a history of beasts; or a painting of all the aspects of the clouds. Everything is significant.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Fences, unlike punishments, clearly mark out the perimeters of any specified territory. Young children learn where it is permissible to play, because their backyard fence plainly outlines the safe area. They learn about the invisible fence that surrounds the stove, and that Grandma has an invisible barrier around her cabinet of antique teacups.
    Jeanne Elium (20th century)

    In a cabinet of natural history, we become sensible of a certain occult recognition and sympathy in regard to the most unwieldy and eccentric forms of beast, fish, and insect.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)