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 Conducted with secrecy; withdrawn from public notice, usually for an evil purpose; kept secret; hidden; private; underhand; as, a clandestine marriage.


Syn. - Hidden; secret; private; concealed; underhand; sly; stealthy; surreptitious; furtive; fraudulent. That which is done in secret and contrary to law. Generally a clandestine act in case of the limitation of actions will prevent the act from running. A clandestine marriage is one which has been contracted without the form which the law has prescribed for this important contract.

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