contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention
"an illicit association with his secretary"
illegitimate, illicit, outlaw(a), outlawed, unlawful(adj)
contrary to or forbidden by law
"an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures"
Lacking licitness, but not invalid.
The bigamous marriage, while illicit, was not invalid.
Breaking social norms.
Origin: From illicite, from illicitus, from in- 'not' + licet
not permitted or allowed; prohibited; unlawful; as, illicit trade; illicit intercourse; illicit pleasure
Origin: [L. illicitus; pref. il- not + licitus, p. p. of licere to be allowed or permitted: cf. F. illicite. See In- not, and License.]
Illicit is an album by the fusion jazz band Tribal Tech released in 1992.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
il-lis′it, adj. not allowable: unlawful: unlicensed.—adv. Illic′itly.—n. Illic′itness. [L. illicitus—in, not, licitus, pa.p. of licēre, to be allowable.]
The numerical value of illicit in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of illicit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Segregation is the adultery of an illicit intercourse between injustice and immorality.
This study highlights that illicit financial flows are pervasive and pernicious in the developing world.
When I’ve asked young people about whether their sources of illicit cigarettes and illicit drugs are the same, they say no.
Abu Sayyaf was involved in ISIL's military operations and helped direct the terrorist organization's illicit oil, gas, and financial operations as well.
Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous- to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.
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