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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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They would spend the next two years becoming best friends - taking long walks together and clandestinely dancing to Benny Goodman records snuck into their town.
With Elliott and her Tibetan boyfriend Thupten Tsering (he cooked up a script) clandestinely shot some footage in Tibet's capital, Lhasa, on a high-definition video handicam and even secretly cast a bunch of locals (many of the credits, including one of the three main character's, are simply listed as Name Withheld to protect the performers from communist government reprisals).
The defendants operated clandestinely via fictitious entities, falsified documents, convoluted delivery routes and wire transfers of substantial sums.
ISLAMABAD, April 14, 2010 (Balochistan Times): National Assembly (NA) Finance Committee while flouting the austerity campaign of the Prime Minister has clandestinely increased its current annual budget by Rs 2141000 besides seeking Rs 1583800000 from ministry of finance in connection with next financial year budget.
There's a real possibility a scam has been going on with sealed coffins taken away by undertakers without a body inside, while the corpse has been clandestinely removed via another door.
Mostow well knew that it was a Royal Navy party that clandestinely seized the first Enigma device in May 1941 - half a year before the United States entered the war - and for the duration led the way in eavesdropping on what the Nazis thought were secret communications.
Because traffickers operate clandestinely, shuttling children through underground networks, and because some governments fail to recognize the problem, accurate statistics are hard to come by, the report said.
Doing this allows the Trojan" to clandestinely infect computers with malicious code and run it.
The ambassador also said Pakistan's missile technology was developed domestically, alluding to reports that Pakistan clandestinely obtained missile technology from North Korea.
The IAEA staff last week showed members "very credible" photographs suggesting Iran clandestinely modified a missile nosecone in order to fit it with a nuclear warhead.
London, July 22 (ANI): Private investigators at the behest of a newspaper owned by media baron Rupert Murdoch, obtained personal data belonging to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari clandestinely.
Das was arrested after Deepak ( 13), a boy he allegedly kidnapped from Ayodhya, clandestinely made a call to his parents from the ashram in south Delhi.