illicitness

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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