Illicit meaning

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The definition of illicit is something illegal, forbidden or culturally taboo.

An example of illicit is the use of illegal drugs.

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Not sanctioned by custom or law; improper or unlawful.
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Improperly formed; ungrammatical.
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Not allowed by law, custom, rule, etc.; unlawful; improper; prohibited; unauthorized.
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(law) Not approved by law, but not invalid.

The bigamous marriage, while illicit, was not invalid.

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Breaking social norms.
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Unlawful.
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Origin of illicit

From French illicite, from Latin illicitus, from in- 'not' + licet (“it is allowed”)