Formally assigned by a government to one of several levels of sensitivity, usually (in English) top secret, secret, confidential, and, in some countries, restricted; thereby making disclosure to unauthorized persons illegal.
In divorce law, in states that do not have no-fault divorce, an agreement between husband and wife to suppress facts, manufacture false evidence, or to do some act that would create or appear to create a ground for divorce. If discovered, the agreement will cause the divorce to be denied.
Two or more individuals acting together to commit a crime or to commit a lawful act by unlawful means even if they are not aware of each other’s participation or role in the conspiracy. For example, Smith and Jones prepare to commit a crime. Jones enlists Adam’s help. Even though Adams and Smith are unaware of each other’s participation, there is a conspiracy between the two to commit the crime and they will be held liable for each other’s actions.
implies a stealthiness characterized by fraudulence or deceit underhanded business dealings
connotes a feeling of guilt in the one who is acting in a furtive or stealthy manner she stole a surreptitious glance at him
adds to this connotations of slyness or watchfulness and suggests a reprehensible objective the furtive movement of his hand toward my pocket
implies a slow, quiet secrecy of action in an attempt to elude notice and often connotes deceit the stealthy advance of the panther
suggests that what is being kept secret is of an illicit, immoral, or proscribed nature their clandestine meetings in the park
implies a concealing as by disguising or veiling a covert threat
, the general term, implies a concealing or keeping from the knowledge of others, for whatever reason my secret opinion of him
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