clandestine clandestine  /klæn ˈdɛ stɪn/


  • (adj) conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods


  1. A clandestine branch of the C.
  2. A movable series of theme dinners are taking place in clandestine locations around Seattle, thanks to Michael Hebberoy, underground restaurateur, impresario and provocateur.
  3. In an age of rogue regimes and pre-emptive war, states developing clandestine nuclear programs know better than to leave them in plain sight.


  1. Man charged with operating meth lab, bond set at $10K

    The following information was provided by criminal complaints filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court: ATTEMPT TO OPERATE A CLANDESTINE LAB: Grant Crul, 24, of Hurricane was arrested Monday and charged with felony attempt to operate a clandestine lab.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Huntington Herald-Dispatch

  2. NSA Leaker Shows Vulnerability to ‘Holders of the Keys’

    In the vast, secretive world of U.S. intelligence -- a realm of clandestine agents, voracious supercomputers and eagle-eyed satellites -- the IT guy was the weakest link.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. U.S. surveillance row washes up on Pacific allies' shores

    By Rob Taylor and Naomi Tajitsu CANBERRA/WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Unease over a clandestine U.S. data collection program has rippled across the Pacific to two of Washington's major allies, Australia and New Zealand, raising concerns about whether they have cooperated with secret electronic data mining. Both Canberra and Wellington share intelligence with the United States, as well as Britain and ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "The clandestine activity alleged in the charging documents, which spanned nearly three decades, is incredibly serious," said David Kris, assistant attorney general for national security.
    on Jun 5, 2009 By: David S. Kris Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Vince Cannistraro, a former CIA counterterrorism chief, said Agee's book "was considered a very serious blow to CIA's clandestine operations."
    on Jan 9, 2008 By: Vince Cannistraro Source: FOXNews

  3. "The law will now be discussed and approved in parliament," Mr Socrates said. "Our interest is to fight clandestine abortion and we have to produce a law that respects the result of the referendum."
    on Feb 11, 2007 By: Jose Socrates Source: BBC News

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