Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Conducted with secrecy; clandestine; concealed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Conducted with secrecy; clandestine; concealed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Clandestine; secret; private; concealed.

Etymologies

Latin clancularius , from clanculum secretly, adverbial diminutive of clam secretly. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • [1239] Taurellus adds by clancular poisons he can infect the bodies, and hinder the operations of the bowels, though we perceive it not, closely creeping into them, saith [1240] Lipsius, and so crucify our souls: Et nociva melancholia furiosos efficit.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • At length, "after a clancular proceeding," this crafty widow, by marrying "a jolly knight of

    A Book About Lawyers

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  • JM has joined a clancular clan but isn't telling anyone.

    February 14, 2011