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surreptitious

(sŭr″ĕp-tish′ŭs) [L. surrepticius, concealed, stolen]
Evasive, secretive, or stealthy; attempting to avoid detection.
surreptitiously (-tish′ŭs-lē)
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But in some states, such as California and Pennsylvania, surreptitious recording, even with one party's consent, is a serious offense, giving rise to criminal and civil penalties.
Speaking to the ECHO, he added: "I was in Birkenhead and was talking to some of the homeless people that frequent the area and spotted this Kingdom operative acting in a surreptitious manner, watching to see if anyone dropped anything within the car park.
This edited volume sets out two key aims: first, to explore the phenomenon of piracy and surreptitious activities (such as smuggling or raiding) and the linkages between these activities and war and the economy; the second aim is to examine piracy and surreptitious activities with direct reference to subregions of the Malay Archipelago and the adjacent seas.
Lawyers for the strip clubs have said the fee was a surreptitious tax because lawmakers failed to designate 25 percent of the money to be collected for public education.
The plot thickens on the surreptitious attempt by the Government to stop the debate on foodbanks.
The survey found that people are afraid of hacking, surreptitious photography and filming.
Mambetseitov introduced a draft law on control functions over import, export and use of special technical means for surreptitious obtaining of information in Kyrgyzstan.
" Various foreign transactions have been made in the franchisee without either notifying Reserve Bank of India or in a completely surreptitious way to get around FEMA," an official said.
The New York Department of Financial Services has accused the British bank of conducting surreptitious transactions with Iran for nearly a decade.
Come Sunday, he eagerly answered a knock on the saloon bar door, expecting the surreptitious delivery of a jerry can or two.
The president offered no details, but Science News Letter explained how such surreptitious weapons tests could have been identified and authenticated (10/1/49, p.
He was a "sacrificial lamb for the more surreptitious members of that gang", he added.