Definitions for illicitɪˈlɪs ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

il•lic•it*ɪˈlɪs ɪt(adj.)

  1. not legally permitted; unlawful.

    Category: Law

  2. disapproved of or not permitted for moral or ethical reasons.

* Syn: See illegal.

Origin of illicit:

1645–55; < L illicitus

il•lic′it•ness(n.)

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"

Wiktionary

  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)

    Unlawful.

  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

Freebase

  1. Illicit

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


Translations for illicit

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

illicit(adjective)

unlawful or not permitted.

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