The definition of clandestine is something that is done in secret.
A meeting in a hidden location is an example of clandestine.
kept secret or hidden, esp. for some illicit purpose; surreptitious; furtive
Origin of clandestineFrench clandestin from Classical Latin clandestinus, secret, hidden from clam, secret from base of celare, to hide: see conceal
Kept or done in secret, often to conceal an illicit or improper purpose. See Synonyms at secret.
Origin of clandestineLatin clandestīnus probably blend of clam-de secretly ( from clam ; see kel-1 in Indo-European roots.) intestīnus internal ; see intestine .
- clan·des′tine·ness clan′des·tin′i·ty
(comparative more clandestine, superlative most clandestine)