- confidentially; secretly; privately.
Origin of sub rosa
Examples from the Web for sub rosa
Contemporary Examples of sub rosa
The lack of trust between the Israeli and American leaders on Iran has been a sub-rosa tension in the relationship since 2009.U.S., Israel Discuss Triggers for Bombing Iran’s Nuclear Infrastructure
December 28, 2011
Historical Examples of sub rosa
Although his pen has probably covered more pages than Balzac's, this is the first time Sub-Rosa has really "turned author."Law and Laughter
George Alexander Morton
It was for a fact a sort of sub-rosa sortie, but the historian was discreet on this occasion.Castles and Chateaux of Old Burgundy
- in secret
Word Origin for sub rosa
"privately, secretly," Latin, literally "under the rose," which was regarded as a symbol of secrecy.