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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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Le ministere americain de la Securite nationale (DHS) a "examine des changements de procedure, de politique, de regulation" pour contrer l'immigration clandestine et certaines mesures "ont ete approuvees", a declare sans plus de details Tyler Houlton, porte-parole du DHS, au Washington Post tel que rapporte par Lefigaro.
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At a time of political tension between the EU and Turkey over the controversial reform of the Turkish justice system, the European Parliament endorsed, on 26 February in Strasbourg, the recent agreement concluded by the European Commission and Ankara on the "readmission" of clandestine migrants.
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