Definition of Illicit in English :

Define Illicit in English

Illicit meaning in English

Meaning of Illicit in English

Pronunciation of Illicit in English

Illicit pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of illicit


1. illicit

contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention

Example Sentences:
'an illicit association with his secretary'

2. illegitimate, illicit, outlaw, outlawed, unlawful

contrary to or forbidden by law

Example Sentences:
'an illegitimate seizure of power'
'illicit trade'
'an outlaw strike'
'unlawful measures'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of illicit
1.  another word for illegal
not allowed or approved by common custom, rule, or standard
illicit sexual relations

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see synonyms of illicit
not allowed by law, custom, rule, etc.; unlawful; improper; prohibited; unauthorized

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see synonyms of illicit
1. Not sanctioned by custom or law; improper or unlawful.
2. Linguistics Improperly formed; ungrammatical.

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