Synonyms for illicit

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ih-lis-it
Phonetic Transcription : ɪˈlɪs ɪt

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Définition of illicit

Origin :
  • c.1500, from Old French illicite (14c.) "unlawful, forbidden," from Latin illicitus "not allowed, unlawful, illegal," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + licitus "lawful," past participle of licere "to be allowed" (see licence). Related: Illicitly.
  • adj not legal; forbidden
Example sentences :
  • There was no husband for her, only the illicit love of this man.
  • Extract from : « The Twins of Suffering Creek » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • Very well, the clue which that notice afforded had to do with some illicit traffic.
  • Extract from : « The Hound From The North » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • Yesterday only an illicit lover: to-day the destroyer of children unborn!
  • Extract from : « Shoulder-Straps » by Henry Morford
  • Willis could appreciate the idea of locating the illicit press in France.
  • Extract from : « The Pit Prop Syndicate » by Freeman Wills Crofts
  • Thus the Priory might well ply a lucrative, if illicit, trade.
  • Extract from : « Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood » by J. Conway Walter
  • "Illicit stilling seems to be regarded like smuggling," said John.
  • Extract from : « A Tar-Heel Baron » by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  • Better of the two an imprudent match than an illicit connection.
  • Extract from : « Zanoni » by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • In 1909, six illicit stills were seized on the Diomede Islands.
  • Extract from : « The Dance Festivals of the Alaskan Eskimo » by Ernest William Hawkes
  • Nothing more strange could Keith have seen in this nest of the murky and illicit.
  • Extract from : « Five Tales » by John Galsworthy
  • The extent to which this illicit commerce was carried, was enormous.
  • Extract from : « Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals » by R. Lee

Antonyms for illicit

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