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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  pleasure. 
 
  One  illicit  .  .  .  transaction  always  leads  to  another. 
  --Burke. 
  --  {Il*lic"it*ly},  adv  --  {Il*lic"it*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  illicit 
  adj  1:  contrary  to  accepted  morality  (especially  sexual  morality) 
  or  convention;  "an  illicit  association  with  his 
  secretary"  [ant:  {licit}] 
  2:  contrary  to  or  forbidden  by  law;  "an  illegitimate  seizure  of 
  power";  "illicit  trade";  "an  outlaw  strike";  "unlawful 
  measures"  [syn:  {illegitimate},  {outlaw(a)},  {outlawed},  {unlawful}] 




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