illicit definition

  • adjective:
    • maybe not sanctioned by custom or law; unlawful.
    • Linguistics Improperly formed; ungrammatical.
    • maybe not authorized legally, but not invalid.
    • Breaking social norms.
    • Unlawful.
    • perhaps not permitted or permitted; forbidden; illegal
    • despite or prohibited by-law
    • contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention
  • others:
    • maybe not authorized or permitted; restricted; unlicensed; unlawful: as, illicit trade; illicit intercourse.
    • functioning unlawfully; clandestine.
    • Synonyms Unlawful, Illegitimate, etc. See lawful.

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