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clandestine

adjective arcane, behind the scenes, camouflaged, clandestinus, cloaked, collusive, concealed, confidential, covert, cunning, disguised, evasive, furtive, furtivus, hidden, in the backkround, irrevealable, masked, obscure, screened, secluded, secret, secretive, shrouded, sneaking, stealthy, stifled, suppressed, surreptitious, undercover, underhand, underhanded, undisclosed, unknown, unrevealed, unseen, veiled, with secret design
Associated concepts: clandestine adultery, clandestine immortation, clandestine marriage, clandestine meeting
See also: allusive, collusive, confidential, covert, evasive, furtive, hidden, mysterious, personal, private, privy, secret, sly, stealthy, surreptitious, unobtrusive

CLANDESTINE. That which is done in secret and contrary to law.
     2.Generally a clandestine act in case of the limitation of actions will prevent the act from running. A clandestine marriage is one which has been contracted without the form which the law has prescribed for this important contract. Alis. Princ. 543

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Caption: Lady Justice in front of Brazil's Federal Supreme Court, where judges recently dropped all criminal charges against five individuals who were part of a 2013 case involving clandestine abortions.
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It is possible that there has been a real drop in complications from clandestine abortions in Latin America, says Susheela Singh, vice president for research at the Guttmacher Institute and lead author of the study.
He added that his job involved communications with various other television stations, and that he had been employed at Al Bidaya for 17 years, but his communications did not involve any clandestine organisations.
Whenever meetings or discussions happen behind closed doors in a clandestine atmosphere it always creates an air of unease, because of the secrets.
However, while seclusion is preferred, clandestine labs have been found to be set up in all types of rental property - including normal terrace houses and semi-detached properties in urban estates.
Par ailleurs, 821 individus ont ete arretes dans des affaires de vol, sous toutes ses formes, d'escroquerie, de falsification, d'immigration clandestine et emission de cheques sans provisions, dont 519 pris en flagrant delit.
We cannot also disregard the fact that that the Muslim Brotherhood's model on which the doctrine and thoughts of the clandestine organisation had been based has now been bared and showed its failure in our Arab world," said Gargash, adding that the Arab Spring brought in by such Islamist groups has ended up in threatening the existence of the Muslim brotherhood itself.
According to British daily newspaper, the appointing of Obama's advisor Brennan who is the engineer of US drone attacks in fighting terrorism in the position of CIA director reflects the White House intention to escalate clandestine operations instead of the policy of direct military intervention.
Dans son allocution a la conference, le Gouverneur du Fayoum a souligne la necessite d'organiser les stages de formation pour les jeunes des zones qui enregistrent des taux eleves d'emigration clandestine.