Definitions for: Illicit


[adj] contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures"
[adj] contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention; "an illicit association with his secretary"



Webster (1913) Definition: Il*lic"it, a. [L. illicitus; pref. il- not + licitus,
p. p. of licere to be allowed or permitted: cf. F. illicite.
See In- not, and License.]
Not permitted or allowed; prohibited; unlawful; as, illicit
trade; illicit intercourse; illicit pleasure.

One illicit . . . transaction always leads to another.
--Burke.
-- Il*lic"it*ly, adv. -- Il*lic"it*ness, n.

Synonyms: adulterous, extracurricular, extramarital, illegal, illegitimate, outlaw(a), outlawed, unlawful

Antonyms: licit

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