Definition of Clandestine

1. Adjective. Conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods. "Underground resistance"




Definition of Clandestine

1. a. Conducted with secrecy; withdrawn from public notice, usually for an evil purpose; kept secret; hidden; private; underhand; as, a clandestine marriage.

Definition of Clandestine

1. Adjective. Done or kept in secret, sometimes to conceal an illicit or improper purpose. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: freemasonry of a person or lodge) Not recognized as a regular member. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clandestine

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clandestine

clamplike
clamps
clams
clams up
clamshell
clamshells
clamworm
clamworms
clamydia
clan
clan member
clancies
clancular
clancularly
clandescent
clandestine (current term)
clandestine operation
clandestinely
clandestineness
clandestinities
clandestinity
clane
clang
clangbox
clanged
clanger
clangers
clangier
clangiest

Literary usage of Clandestine

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"In its other meanings, claim regularly takes a noun phrase as object. clandestine In a newspaper column in 1985 James J. Kilpatrick questioned the use of ..."

2. Midwest Methamphetamine Crisis: Developing a Plan for Federal, State & Local edited by John Ashcroft (2001)
"These chemists are Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certified and available to respond to clandestine lab sites. 2. ..."

3. The Rights and Liabilities of Husband and Wife by John Fraser Macqueen (1905)
"Evils of clandestine marriages. of the Irish marriages above referred to; which, ... Towards the middle of the 18th century, the "evil of clandestine ..."

4. Behind the Red Line: Political Repression in Sudan by Jemera Rone, Brian Owsley, Human Rights Watch/Africa (1996)
"Attacks on clandestine Presses, Universities and Other Unauthorized Fora In ... Some banned political parties continued the clandestine publication of their ..."

5. Nights at the Play: A View of the English Stage by Dutton Cook (1883)
"THE old comedy of "The clandestine Marriage," which has not been ... "The clandestine Marriage," originally produced at Drury Lane Theatre in 1766, ..."

6. The Library by Bibliographical Society (Great Britain)., Library Association (1893)
"The French clandestine Press in Holland.1 PHE free press that existed in Holland at a ... The second and more active cause of the success of clandestine ..."

7. A practical treatise on divorce and matrimonial jurisdiction under the act by John Fraser Macqueen (1858)
"Marriage by clandestine celebration. 4. Character and performances of the Fleet Parsons. 5. Deplorable unions effected by them. 6. Sham nuptials. 7. ..."

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