illicit

[ih-lis-it]
adjective
1.
not legally permitted or authorized; unlicensed; unlawful.
2.
disapproved of or not permitted for moral or ethical reasons.

Origin:
1645–55; < Latin illicitus. See il-2, licit

illicitly, adverb
illicitness, noun

1. elicit, illicit ; 2. illegal, illicit (see synonym study at illegal).


1. illegitimate, prohibited. See illegal.
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illicit (ɪˈlɪsɪt)
 
adj
1.  another word for illegal
2.  not allowed or approved by common custom, rule, or standard: illicit sexual relations
 
il'licitly
 
adv
 
illicitness
 
n

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illicit
1611 (implied in illicitous), from Fr. illicite (14c.), from L. illicitus "not allowed, unlawful, illegal," from in- "not" + licitus "lawful," pp. of licere "to be allowed."
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Example sentences
He would be forbidden to consume alcohol, use illicit drugs, or possess a gun.
The goal was to gather enough evidence to halt the illicit trade by putting the
  counterfeiters behind bars.
It soon became obvious that whatever spark they had between them had been kept
  alive by the illicit nature of the relationship.
We applaud this decision, and urge those who engage in these illicit practices
  to stop driving the prices of textbooks up.
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