Definitions for illicitɪˈlɪs ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. illicit(adj)

    contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention

    "an illicit association with his secretary"

  2. 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"


  1. illicit(Adjective)

    Lacking licitness, but not invalid.

    The bigamous marriage, while illicit, was not invalid.

  2. illicit(Adjective)

    Breaking social norms.

  3. illicit(Adjective)


  4. Origin: From illicite, from illicitus, from in- 'not' + licet

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illicit(adj)

    not permitted or allowed; prohibited; unlawful; as, illicit trade; illicit intercourse; illicit pleasure

  2. Origin: [L. illicitus; pref. il- not + licitus, p. p. of licere to be allowed or permitted: cf. F. illicite. See In- not, and License.]


  1. Illicit

    Illicit is an album by the fusion jazz band Tribal Tech released in 1992.

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