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Not permitted or allowed; prohibited; unlawful; as an illicit trade; illicit intercourse.


adjective accusable, actionable, against the law, banned, censored, contrary to law, criminal, exceeding the law, felonious, forbidden, forbidden by law, guilty, illegitimate, immoral, impermissible, improper, iniquitous, injudicial, inlicitus, interdicted, lawless, nonconstitutional, nonlegal, not according to law, not allowed, not approved, not covered by law, not permitted, out of bounds, outlawed, outside the law, prohibited, punishable by law, quod contra leges fit, taboo, triable, unallowed, unauthorized, unconstitutional, under ban, unlawful, unlegalized, unlegislated, unprincipled, unsanctioned, unseemly, unwarrantable, unwarranted, wicked, without authority, wrong, wrongful
Associated concepts: illicit cohabitation, illicit relations, illicit relationship, illicit trade
See also: illegal, illegitimate, immoral, impermissible, improper, irregular, unlawful, wrongful

ILLICIT. What is unlawful what is forbidden by the law. Vide Unlawful.
     2. This word is frequently used in policies of insurance, where the assured warrants against illicit trade. By illicit trade is understood that "which is made unlawful by the laws of the country to which the object is bound." The assured having entered into this warranty, is required to do no act which will expose the vessel to be legally condemned. 2 L. R. 337, 338. Vide Insurance; Trade; Warranty.

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