illicit


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.:
    He... agreed that much more misery than happiness, upon the whole, is produced by illicit commerce between the sexes. (J. Boswell, 1791)

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  • 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 …   Law dictionary

  • 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 …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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… …   New thesaurus

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

  • 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 …   English World dictionary

  • Illicit — Filmdaten Originaltitel Illicit Produktionsland USA …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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