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[ih-lis-it] /ɪˈlɪs ɪt/

not legally permitted or authorized; unlicensed; unlawful.
disapproved of or not permitted for moral or ethical reasons.
another word for illegal
not allowed or approved by common custom, rule, or standard: illicit sexual relations

c.1500, from Old French illicite (14c.) “unlawful, forbidden,” from Latin illicitus “not allowed, unlawful, illegal,” from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + licitus “lawful,” past participle of licere “to be allowed” (see licence). Related: Illicitly.


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