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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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19) These statutory provisions, however, constitute the broader history of when, at different moments in the past, legal actors have attempted to resolve the core quandary that the Court confronted in Lawrence: how to draw an intelligible legal line between sexual licitness and illicitness against a messy backdrop of diverse social practices and noisy cultural commentary.
Contentions for a throne such as those between the Lancastrians and Yorkists in Shakespeare's first tetralogy, or between Richard II and Bolingbroke in his second, are rooted in anxieties about lawful descent and primogeniture, tensions that sexual illicitness or even the rumor of it can only complicate and exacerbate.
Lambrecht 1994: 223), where the object is presupposed in the context (contextual illicitness is marked by #):
This aura of illicitness probably made Surrealist ideas even more attractive, and in the absence of the works of art--no Surrealist art had been exhibited in Montreal at the time--the theories were irresistible.
Sender's hit-and-run romantic technique is barely an improvement on his brother's, but the illicitness of it all intrigues the confused, naive Sonia.
Examples of doctrines connected by logical necessity include; the doctrine that priestly ordination is reserved only to men; the doctrine on the illicitness of euthanasia; the teaching on the illicitness of prostitution; the teaching on the illicitness of fornication.
He turns away from the illicitness of Doltaire on both accounts and claims Alixe instead.
Fortunately for those who savor the drink's illicitness, the U.
They have nearly been caught out a few times and it looks like Linda is enjoying the illicitness of their relationship.
Despite the illicitness of their affair -- Khiem is married, and they are co-workers -- their love for each other is pure and strong, but the motif of betrayal that runs rampant through the novel eventually engulfs them and each narrowly escapes with his and her life.
The doctrine on the illicitness of euthanasia, taught in the Encyclical Letter Evangelium Vitae, can also be recalled.