Definition of illicit adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪˈlɪsɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlɪsɪt//
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  1. 1not allowed by the law synonym illegal illicit drugs
  2. 2not approved of by the normal rules of society an illicit love affair
  3. Word Originearly 16th cent.: from French, or from Latin illicitus, from in- ‘not’ + licitus ‘allowed’, from the verb licere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: illicit