licit

[lis-it]
adjective
legal; lawful; legitimate; permissible.

Origin:
1475–85; < Latin licitus permitted (past participle of licēre); replacing earlier licite < Middle French; see -ite2

licitly, adverb
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licit (ˈlɪsɪt)
 
adj
a less common word for lawful
 
[C15: from Latin licitus permitted, from licēre to be permitted]
 
'licitly
 
adv
 
'licitness
 
n

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licit
late 15c., from L. licitus "lawful," prp. of licere "be allowed, be lawful."
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Example sentences
These are two adults using a legal product in a licit area.
Losses would then be a licit investment in future profits.
Another option under discussion is to stimulate licit agriculture, perhaps by guaranteeing prices for non-poppy crops.
By licit means or illicit, there are going to be more nations with nuclear weapons.
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