Licit definition

lĭsĭt
Permitted by law; legal.
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Permitted; lawful.
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Not forbidden by formal or informal rules.
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(law) Explicitly established or constituted by law.
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Origin of licit

  • Middle English from Old French licite from Latin licitus past participle of licēre to be permitted

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin licitus (“lawful"), perfect participle of licet (“pertaining to the law").

    From Wiktionary