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 pleasure.

One illicit . . . transaction always leads to another. Burke.

-- Il*lic"it*ly, adv. -- Il*lic"it*ness, n.


© Webster 1913.

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