illicit meaning

EN[ɪˈlɪsɪt] [-ɪsɪt]
  • Illicit may refer to:
  • illicit antiquities
  • illicit drug trade
  • illicit drug use
  • Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act
  • illicit major
  • illicit minor
  • illicit work
  • Illicit Streetwear clothing company
  • Illicit (Dance music group)
  • Illicit (film), a 1931 film starring Barbara Stanwyck
  • Illicit (album), a 1992 album by Tribal Tech

    Definition of illicit in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore illicitSUPmost illicitPREill-
    1. (law) Not approved by law, but not invalid.
      1. The bigamous marriage, while illicit, was not invalid.
    2. Breaking social norms.
      1. I only can properly enjoy carol services if I am having an illicit affair with someone in the congregation.
    3. Unlawful.
      1. Ayşe Erkoç learned long ago that the secret of doing anything illicit in Istanbul is to do it in full public gaze in the clear light of day. No one ever questions the legitimacy of the blatant.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
    Related Links:
    1. fr illicite
    2. fr illicites
    3. en illicitly
    4. en illicitous
    5. en illicitness
    Source: Wiktionary

    Meaning of illicit for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "illicit" is an adjective.
    Difficultness: Level 4
    Easy     ➨     Difficult
    Definiteness: Level 7
    Definite    ➨     Versatile