American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Kept or done in secret, often in order to conceal an illicit or improper purpose. See Synonyms at secret.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Secret; private; hidden; furtive; withdrawn from public view: generally implying craft, deception, or evil design.
- Any secret marriage, but especially one contracted in defiance of the will of parents or guardians. Synonyms Latent, Covert, etc. See secret.
- adj. Done or kept in secret, sometimes to conceal an illicit or improper purpose.
- adj. freemasonry Not recognized as a regular member.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Conducted with secrecy; withdrawn from public notice, usually for an evil purpose; kept secret; hidden; private; underhand.
- adj. conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
- From French clandestin, derived from Latin clandestīnus ("secret, concealed"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin clandestīnus, probably blend of *clam-de, secretly (from clam; see kel-1 in Indo-European roots) and intestīnus, internal; see intestine. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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