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sub rosa

Privately. This Latin phrase (meaning "under the rose") refers to the ancient use of the rose as a symbol of secrecy. No, I had no idea they were planning to reject the proposal. They must have reached that decision sub rosa.
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These decisions established that there must be an appropriate business justification for the sale, as exemplified by a business emergency or a deteriorating business situation best handled by a sale; the sale cannot be a sub rosa plan of reorganization that de facto determines core terms more properly determined under [section] 1129 via its creditor protections; and if the plan does determine core [section] 1129 features, it can do so only if the court fashions a makeshift safeguard--a substitute that's overall consistent with the mandates of [section] 1129.
141) In short, if Chrysler's [section] 363 sale is considered sub rosa, then virtually every [section] 363 sale would be labeled sub rosa.
He said Chrysler's sales plan was not a sub rosa plan because it "neither impermissibly restructures the rights of [Chrysler's] creditors nor impermissibly dictates the terms of a liquidating plan of reorganization for [Chrysler].
Sub Rosa is a delicate, inspiring piece of electronica, the more groove-based Breathe goes a little deeper, while Cloudburst is costume made for those sunrise after party moments.
The book's concern is with jokes or anecdotes (of which 794 are given here) which, told sub rosa, highlighted an absurd aspect of official life or mocked the authorities, something which could not be done openly.
So Rove, sub rosa, managed to unchain The sort of creeps who smeared my friend McCain.
The exhibition also includes Yeats's paint cabinet, complete with withering rose, perhaps a reference to his habit of placing a rose on his easel, suggesting his work was sub rosa.
So far there is a paucity of actual experience with physician gain sharing, unless it is sub rosa, partly because of the OIG's wet blanket effect.
Plus, drug operations expose police departments to corruption--the peril of officers going bad, even lining up with one group of drug dealers against another, as they deal in a sub rosa world awash with literally millions of illegal dollars.
If new spiritual teachers like Thomas Moore, Carolyn Myss, John Donohue, and the formerly Catholic Matthew Fox are any clue, there is, sub rosa, a Catholic New Age.
Post-impeachment vote events of Jane Doe 5, sub rosa tales of No.
Payoffs and sub rosa payments have been part of the Olympics since the first laurel wreath was draped upon the first Athenian forehead.
Whether the obfuscation was intentional or by chance, the agencies still appear to be sub rosa and wearing the cloak of secrecy.
Trust is more difficult to establish, but Scheberle notes that encouraging open dialogue, discouraging sub rosa communication, and focusing on policy outcomes rather than implementation means may be helpful.