What does illicit mean?

Definitions for illicit
ɪˈlɪs ɪtil·lic·it

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. illicit(Adjective)

    Lacking licitness, but not invalid.

    The bigamous marriage, while illicit, was not invalid.

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

  2. illicit(Adjective)

    Breaking social norms.

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

  3. illicit(Adjective)

    Unlawful.

    Etymology: 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

    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. Arstein Justnes:

    They should tell us where they bought them and show their papers, the physical tests are super sexy and what the public wants to know, but without an object's provenance, it is just unethical. And it helps the illicit market.

  2. Judith Crist:

    What censorship accomplishes, creating an unreal and hypocritical mythology, fomenting an attraction for forbidden fruit, inhibiting the creative minds among us and fostering an illicit trade. Above all, it curtails the right of the individual, be he creator or consumer, to satisfy his intellect and his interest without harm. In our law-rooted society, we are not the keeper of our brother’s morals -- only of his rights.

  3. David Amaryan:

    I have never possessed or traded on material, nonpublic information obtained through illicit or unlawful means, nor have I ever directed anyone working for me to obtain or to trade on such information.

  4. Kern County Sheriff Office:

    These illicit marijuana gardens were grown under the guise of legitimate hemp production.

  5. The ARES study:

    From a virtually non-existent domestic market, the revolution and its aftermath paved the way for a large illicit arms trade to emerge, many of the players in this new market began to use new technologies to hawk their wares. Online sales via social media platforms are one of the tools currently being used for this purpose.

Images & Illustrations of illicit

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