Kate Allan

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Thursday, January 13, 2005

Clandestine (adj)

I've been checking some facts to do with the changes in the marriage laws after Hardwick's Act of 1754, which made clandestine marriages illegal in England and Wales.

Clandestine is one of the words I just like. It sounds like it should be a noun. Some kind of magical candle gone-wrong, or a decoration, only brought out for a special occasion. Perhaps part of its appeal is to do with its meaning:

Kept or done in secret, often in order to conceal an illicit or improper purpose.

Source: dictionary.com (http://www.dictionary.com)


  • At 6:50 pm, Blogger CraftyPerson said…

    And I thought Clandestine (clon-dest-een) was the illegitimate daughter of a French nobleman ;-)


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