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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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To be sure, all three of these groups are characterized by clandestinity and the use of extralegal violence, yet it hardly needs to be stressed that their motivations and programs are quite different, as are the details of their strategies.
She remained faithful to him through all his years of clandestinity and prison.
Thereafter it does indeed proceed chronologically through the sequence of Imams from the fall of Alamut to their emergence after two hundred years of clandestinity at Anjudan.
The thinking behind this ploy was that this additional concession would increase the likelihood that Khrushchev would back down, but that its clandestinity would prevent the American public or the nation's allies from viewing this as a case of John Kennedy appeasing the Russians.
The different political forces prepare for these elections but most of the opposition forces face structural and material difficulties due to the long years of clandestinity.
Without clandestinity, competent and coherent armed resistance is impossible.
The diffusion of statutes like "Megan's Law" (requiring the registration and public notification of the whereabouts of former sex offenders) just when the incidence of sexual crimes is dropping makes no sense in terms of instrumental rationality: it wastes the scarce resource of criminal justice and it subjects ex-sex offenders to repeated humiliation, pushes them into clandestinity, and thus increases their likelihood of reoffending.
Every revenant seems here to come from and return to the earth, to come from it as from a buried clandestinity (tomb and subterranean prison), to return to it as to the lowest, towards the humble, humiliated.
Nelson suggests such characteristics describe those who lived for so many years in clandestinity, as they worked to resist the counterinsurgency state.