illicit

  • 1 illicit — il·lic·it /il li sət/ adj: not permitted: unlawful an illicit motive to defeat or evade the taxes In re Haas, 48 F.3d 1153 (1995) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 2 Illicit — may refer to:* illicit antiquities* illicit drug trade ** illicit drug use ** Illicit Drug Anti Proliferation Act* illicit major * illicit minor * illicit work * Illicit Streetwear clothing companyee also*valid but illicit …

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  • 3 illicit — il‧li‧cit [ɪˈlɪst] adjective LAW not allowed by laws or rules, or strongly disapproved of by society: • Officials are hoping prosecution of certain gun dealers will curb illicit sales. • They were convicted of racketeering and were ordered to… …

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  • 4 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Illicit — Données clés Titre original Illicit Réalisation Archie Mayo Scénario Harvey F. Thew Acteurs principaux Barbara Stanwyck James Rennie Sociétés de production Warn …

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  • 6 illicit — (adj.) c.1500, from O.Fr. illicite (14c.) unlawful, forbidden, from L. illicitus not allowed, unlawful, illegal, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + licitus lawful, pp. of licere to be allowed (see LICENCE (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 illicit — *unlawful, illegal, illegitimate Antonyms: licit Contrasted words: *lawful, legal, legitimate: sanctioned, endorsed, approved (see APPROVE): permitted, allowed (see LET) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 illicit — [adj] not legal; forbidden adulterous, black market*, bootleg*, clandestine, contraband, contrary to law, criminal, crooked, dirty*, felonious, furtive, guilty, heavy*, illegal, illegitimate, immoral, improper, in violation of law, lawless, out… …

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  • 9 illicit — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ forbidden by law, rules, or custom. DERIVATIVES illicitly adverb. ORIGIN Latin illicitus, from in not + licitus allowed …

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  • 10 illicit — [i lis′it] adj. [Fr illicite < L illicitus, not allowed: see IN 2 & LICIT] not allowed by law, custom, rule, etc.; unlawful; improper; prohibited; unauthorized illicitly adv. illicitness n …

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  • 11 Illicit — Filmdaten Originaltitel Illicit Produktionsland USA …

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  • 12 illicit — il|lic|it [ ı lısıt ] adjective 1. ) an illicit relationship, activity, or situation is one that people do not approve of: an illicit relationship with a married man 2. ) not allowed by the law or rules: ILLEGAL: illicit drug trafficking illicit… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 illicit — UK [ɪˈlɪsɪt] / US adjective 1) an illicit relationship, activity, or situation is one that people do not approve of an illicit relationship with a married man 2) not allowed by the law or rules illicit drug trafficking illicit weapons shipments… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 illicit — elicit, illicit Confusion arises occasionally because both words are pronounced the same way (i lis it). Elicit is a verb meaning ‘to draw out or evoke (an answer, admission, etc.)’ whereas illicit is an adjective meaning ‘unlawful, forbidden’.… …

    Modern English usage

  • 15 illicit — [[t]ɪlɪ̱sɪt[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n An illicit activity or substance is not allowed by law or the social customs of a country. Dante clearly condemns illicit love. ...information about the use of illicit drugs …

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  • 16 illicit — il|li|cit [ıˈlısıt] adj not allowed by laws or rules, or strongly disapproved of by society →↑illegal ▪ illicit drugs ▪ the illicit trade in stolen cattle >illicitly adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 illicit —    pertaining to extramarital copulation    Literally unlawful, although English common law saw no criminality in adultery, leaving jurisdiction to the Church. Usually in phrases such as illicit embraces, connection, commerce, intercourse, etc.:… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 18 illicit — adjective not allowed by laws or rules, or strongly disapproved of by society: an illicit love affair | illicit diamond trading illicitly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 illicit — adjective 1) illicit drugs Syn: illegal, unlawful, illegitimate, criminal, felonious; outlawed, banned, forbidden, prohibited, proscribed; unlicensed, unauthorized, unsanctioned; contraband, black market, bootleg; Law malfeasant …

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  • 20 illicit — [ɪˈlɪsɪt] adj 1) an illicit relationship, activity, or situation is one that people do not approve of 2) not allowed by the law Syn: illegal illicit drugs[/ex] illicitly adv …

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