Clandestine meaning

klăn-dĕstĭn
Kept or done in secret, often to conceal an illicit or improper purpose.
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(freemasonry, of a person or lodge) Not recognized as a regular member.
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The definition of clandestine is something that is done in secret.

A meeting in a hidden location is an example of clandestine.

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Done or kept in secret, sometimes to conceal an illicit or improper purpose.
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Kept secret or hidden, esp. for some illicit purpose; surreptitious; furtive.
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Origin of clandestine

  • Latin clandestīnus probably blend of clam-de secretly (from clam kel-1 in Indo-European roots) intestīnus internal intestine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French clandestin, derived from Latin clandestīnus (“secret, concealed”).

    From Wiktionary