Similarly, clandestine foreign operations have sullied the civilian courts.
Much has already been written about the recklessness inherent in any director of the CIA entering into a clandestine relationship.
The government sought to prove the existence of a plot through a campaign of undercover surveillance and clandestine recordings.
As often happens, storms could break over the diplomatic ties without breaking the clandestine ones.
How did you gather information about the Underground Railroad, which was a clandestine, illegal activity?
It had been the study of Belle's life to get what she wished in a clandestine way.
I should abhor these clandestine correspondences, were they not forced upon me.
Now that Mr. Bagley was no longer there to spy upon their actions these clandestine interviews had been comparatively easy.
Our return was clandestine for many of the members, and for me among the number.
Oh no, I could not be married in a clandestine, discreditable way.
1560s, from Latin clandestinus "secret, hidden," from clam "secretly," from adverbial derivative of base of celare "to hide" (see cell), perhaps on model of intestinus "internal." Related: Clandestinely. As a noun form, there is awkward clandestinity (clandestineness apparently being a dictionary word).