from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Kept or done in secret, often in order to conceal an illicit or improper purpose. See Synonyms at secret.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Done or kept in secret, sometimes to conceal an illicit or improper purpose.
- adj. Not recognized as a regular member.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Conducted with secrecy; withdrawn from public notice, usually for an evil purpose; kept secret; hidden; private; underhand.
from The 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- Secret; private; hidden; furtive; withdrawn from public view: generally implying craft, deception, or evil design.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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
And they are the people in the agency that make things happen, as far as collecting intelligence and running what we call clandestine operations.
The line that separates openly official and covert/clandestine is not a bright one.
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WASHINGTON (AP) Private security guards working for Blackwater USA participated in clandestine CIA raids against suspected insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan, The New York Times reported Thursday.
Is it beyond the realm of possibility that Gordon Brown is indulging in clandestine class-warfare?
Robert, rape exists throughout the world in clandestine ways.
The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria.
It is not to say our officials were always good, untouched by dirty deeds done in clandestine ways.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (KRT) - By day, Iraqis loyal to Saddam's Hussein's much-feared Baath Party recite their oath in clandestine meetings, solicit donations from former members and talk politics over sugary tea at a Baghdad cafe known as simply "The Party."
One of the aspects of early modern philosophy I know almost nothing about, an ignorance I certainly wish to remedy at some point, is what is usually called the clandestine philosophy.