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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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A first person narrative loosely structured around the four seasons of Vivaldi's best known piece, Laura's inner voice describes the arrival of babies, meeting the kindly Vivaldi, being taken out into the city clandestinely as chaperone to an older girl who wants to meet her boyfriend and playing in Vivaldi's orchestra.
KARACHI -- Though Pakistan People's Party is yet to refute or confirm the presence of former interior minister in Raw-related briefing in Dubai, a spokesperson of his party on Friday rejected reports quoting some dissident MQM members that Senator Rehman Malik had been meeting clandestinely with the MQM chief Altaf Hussain in London.
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