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Definition of ILLICIT

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Illicit \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. [1913 Webster]

           One illicit . . . transaction always leads to another.
                                                    --Burke.
     -- {Il*lic"it*ly}, adv. -- {Il*lic"it*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

69 Moby Thesaurus words for "illicit":
     actionable, adulterous, against the law, anarchic, anarchistic, anomic, back-door, banned, barred, black-market, bootleg, chargeable, clandestine, contraband, contrary to law, criminal, extramarital, felonious, flawed, forbade, forbid, forbidden, freeloving, furtive, illegal, illegitimate, impermissible, improper, incestuous, irregular, justiciable, lawless, nonconstitutional, nonlegal, nonlicit, nonpermissible, not permitted, off limits, out of bounds, outlaw, outlawed, prohibited, punishable, ruled out, secret, sneaky, taboo, tabooed, triable, unallowed, unauthorized, unconstitutional, under the ban, under-the-counter, under-the-table, underhanded, unlawful, unlicensed, unofficial, unpermissible, unsanctioned, unstatutory, untouchable, unwarrantable, unwarranted, verboten, vetoed, wrong, wrongful


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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