What does licit mean?

Definitions for licit
ˈlɪs ɪtlic·it

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. licitadjective

    sanctioned by custom or morality especially sexual morality

    "a wife's licit love"

  2. lawful, legitimate, licitadjective

    authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law

    "a legitimate government"


  1. licitadjective

    Not forbidden by formal or informal rules.

  2. licitadjective

    Explicitly sanctioned or authorized by law.

  3. Etymology: From licitus, perfect participle of licet.


  1. licit

    Licit refers to actions or things that are legal, lawful, or permitted. It describes behaviors or activities that are done in accordance with established laws, rules, or regulations. In other words, if something is licit, it is not forbidden by law.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Licitadjective


  2. Etymology: [L. licitus permitted, lawful, from licere: cf. F. licite. See License.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Licit

    lis′it, adj. lawful, allowable.—adv. Lic′itly. [L.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of licit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of licit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of licit in a Sentence

  1. James Lewis:

    China depends on Western technology and as licit avenues are closed, they turn to espionage to get access.

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