secret, private; clandestine, underhand ...1563 obs.
from Latin clanculārius secret, from clanculum adv., diminutive of clam in secret, privately + -ary
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1563 - see EXAMPLE below
"...If the king and the fautors of his procedings, why be not we now the church abiding in the same procedinges? If clanculary Massemongers mighte bee of the Church, and yet contrary to the kinges proceedings, why may not we as well be of ye church contrarying ye queenes procedinges?..."
From: The First Volume of The Ecclesiasticall History Contaynyng the Actes and Monumentes of Thynges Passed...
- John Foxe