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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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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.
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In order to protect the rights and interests of television viewers, the Council adopted the Television Without Frontiers Directive, in 1989, which explained that any form of advertisement that "is intended by the broadcaster to serve advertising and might mislead the public as to its nature" was surreptitious and legally banned in the European Communities.
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