Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Clandestineness; secrecy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare Privacy or secrecy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality or state of being clandestine.

Etymologies

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From clandestine +‎ -ity.

Examples

  • Although living in clandestinity, he was already the object of a grotesque cult of personality and he wrote and spoke in that terrible langue de bois that is not the least of the tortures inflicted on society by communist regimes because it claims a monopoly of public speech and bores into the brain like a loud burrowing insect:

    2009 August 05 « Sigmund, Carl and Alfred

  • Although living in clandestinity, he was already the object of a grotesque cult of personality and he wrote and spoke in that terrible langue de bois that is not the least of the tortures inflicted on society by communist regimes because it claims a monopoly of public speech and bores into the brain like a loud burrowing insect:

    Theodore Dalrymple On Defeating Evil: Does The End Ever JustIfy The Means? « Sigmund, Carl and Alfred

  • The interpretation stated that, according to the Holy Father, there was no longer any reason to remain in the situation of clandestinity and that the Holy Father wanted that all underground communities request the recognition of the Government.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • During a substantial part of their lives, they existed either under the shadow of public rejection, or in the clandestinity of aesthetic infringement.

    2666 WEEK: FRANCISCO GOLDMAN

  • As former French finance minister Dominique Strauss-Kahn writes in another new book, "The Flame and the Cinder," "the construction of Europe in quasi-clandestinity is behind us."

    Where Are You Now Charles De Gaulle?

  • UDF leaders have had to cope with a transition to operating in conditions of clandestinity, which have often enough in history been so stressful and short-lived that individuals bring their own exposure either by paranoia or by an over-optimistic carelessness.

    Children of Resistence

  • Ever since we began the organization of our movement, in complete clandestinity, we had a group of leaders who would analyze and make decisions concerning problems.

    NEWS CONFERENCE IN QUITO

  • Those who fought throughout the so-called republic, those who fought in the Moncada, in the Granma and in the mountains, those who fought in clandestinity had already fought for the only just revolution, the socialist revolution.

    20TH ANNIVERSARY-PROCLAMATION OF SOCIALIST NATUR

  • Yet if an ecclesiastical form had been used, and the nullity from clandestinity was questioned, his presence is required; but if the impediment of clandestinity clearly appears he need not appeal.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • But after the Council of Trent, which created the impediments of abduction and clandestinity, these thirteen were increased to fifteen; the last hemistich, "si forte coire nequibis", was replaced by "si clandestinus, et impos"; and for abduction was added the hexameter "Raptave sit mulier, loco nec reddita tuto".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

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