What does illicit mean?

Definitions for illicitɪˈlɪs ɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word illicit.

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

  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.]

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.]

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Segregation is the adultery of an illicit intercourse between injustice and immorality.

  2. Ralph Goodale:

    Criminals pocket between $7 and $8 billion in illicit proceeds. We simply have to do better.

  3. Tom Cardamone:

    This study highlights that illicit financial flows are pervasive and pernicious in the developing world.

  4. Michael Betz:

    How do you stop illegal supplies of illicit drugs ? i ’m not sure we have many good answers to that right now.

  5. Russ Callaghan:

    When I’ve asked young people about whether their sources of illicit cigarettes and illicit drugs are the same, they say no.

Images & Illustrations of illicit

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