What does illicit mean?

Definitions for illicit
ɪˈlɪs ɪtil·lic·it

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. illicitadjective

    contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention

    "an illicit association with his secretary"

  2. illegitimate, illicit, outlaw(a), outlawed, unlawfuladjective

    contrary to or forbidden by law

    "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures"

Wiktionary

  1. illicitadjective

    Lacking licitness, but not invalid.

    The bigamous marriage, while illicit, was not invalid.

    Etymology: From illicite, from illicitus, from in- 'not' + licet

  2. illicitadjective

    Breaking social norms.

    Etymology: From illicite, from illicitus, from in- 'not' + licet

  3. illicitadjective

    Unlawful.

    Etymology: From illicite, from illicitus, from in- 'not' + licet

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illicitadjective

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

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

Freebase

  1. Illicit

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Illicit

    il-lis′it, adj. not allowable: unlawful: unlicensed.—adv. Illic′itly.—n. Illic′itness. [L. illicitusin, not, licitus, pa.p. of licēre, to be allowable.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of illicit in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of illicit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of illicit in a Sentence

  1. Rob Portman:

    I'm pleased to see that they are finally taking some actions to secure our border – now is not the time to incentivize unlawful migration or the influx of deadly fentanyl by continuing their failed policies, i call on the Biden administration to install the technology Border Patrol needs to complete their mission, close all the gaps in the border wall, and to implement policies to curb the influx of unlawful migrants and illicit narcotics.

  2. Henry Wykowski:

    The reputable business people in cannabis do not engage in this kind of conduct, there are other people that are still operating in the illicit market and they aren't following the rules.

  3. Roula Choueiri:

    It’s very hard to put the onus on parents to bring up their concerns to the pediatrician or family practice physician, this is why we recommend doing regular screenings. There are developmental screenings pediatricians can do with parents to try to illicit if this child is where he or she should be, development-wise.

  4. Nikki Haley:

    Iran's destructive and destabilizing role in the Middle East goes far beyond its illicit missile launches. From Syria to Yemen and Iraq to Lebanon, Iran's support for terrorism continues unabated.

  5. John Carpino:

    The Angels maintain a strict, zero tolerance policy regarding the illicit use of drugs for both players and staff, every one of our players must also abide by the Major League Baseball Joint Drug Agreement. We continue to mourn the loss of Tyler Skaggs and fully cooperate with the authorities as they continue their investigation.

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    a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals
    • A. instigation
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    • C. subrogation
    • D. preponderance

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