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

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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This illicitness also extends to those who use prenatal adoption, not to have a child due to infertility issues, but to save the life of a frozen embryo, i.e.
(13) Van Schendel and Abraham, "Introduction: The Making of Illicitness," in Illicit Flows and Criminal Things, ed.
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Such a space is suggested as being confined to the steps of the cathedral where Lina daydreams and dances: a space that escapes the very definition of the city as a centre of commerce, trade, exchange, power, and plenitude but also decrepitude, poverty, and illicitness, something of which we see less in this portrayal.
Traffic continually risks deviance, misdirection, straying: illicit kinds of exchange, or indeed the illicitness of exchange as such.
The Church has affirmed that the illicitness of contraception is an infallible doctrine.
The European commitment to natural rights and Christian equality and thus to the illicitness of despotism is put in the service of the claims of US independence.
The illicitness comes down to excessiveness--being too demanding or perfectionist, or taking non-moral rules to be moral ones.
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This norm of interracial respectability vis-a-vis received notions of interracial sexual illicitness and criminality is explicitly foregrounded in Potter's descriptions of placage, the semi-formalized joining of elite white men and quadroon women, and the quadroon "balls" for which New Orleans was famous.
In order to strengthen internal control and prevent any illicitness, the broker will create a 130-item check list and conduct a review based on it by the end of next month with an eye on improving any inadequacy over the following six months.