Origin of licitMiddle English lycite from Classical Latin licitus, past participle of licere, to be permitted: see leisure
Permitted by law; legal.
Origin of licitMiddle English from Old French licite from Latin licitus past participle of licēre to be permitted
(comparative more licit, superlative most licit)
From Latin licitus (“lawful"), perfect participle of licet (“pertaining to the law").