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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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Nelson suggests such characteristics describe those who lived for so many years in clandestinity, as they worked to resist the counterinsurgency state.
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.
Faced with the greatest butchery of our time, it accepts it only in the clandestinity of memory .
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.
This relates to the idea of Infinity described in Totality and Infinity and is stated by Levinas also in a minor article as follows:"In the Saying, by which the subject, driven out, leaves its clandestinity, the Infinite comes to pass.
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.
She remained faithful to him through all his years of clandestinity and prison.
If the ideal of the family is that of a community in which secrecy and alterity are reduced to a minimum (one in which every interlocutor is "familiar"), then in so far as the insurrectionary has not relinquished his family ties, his clandestinity becomes problematic.
In those meetings, he often fretted aloud about the question of how much of its work the group should make public, and to what extent it should guard its relative clandestinity.
That is the task if not the raison d'etre of the nomadological war machine, which gives it a sense of an anti-community force, beside its "social clandestinity," beside its rather glaring anti-social "anti-dialogue" and "non-communicating force," (Deleuze and Guattari 1987, 405, 378, 380) contra Habermas.
Furthermore, contrary to what sometimes occurs, regularised immigrants appear to revert to clandestinity only rarely, suggesting that the formal and informal labour market works well in selecting immigrants capable of integrating (economically, at least).
FARC has a long history of political obstructionism, a tendency that may reflect what Alma Guillermoprieto described in the New York Review of Books as "the cocoon of isolation and paranoia that clandestinity generates.