Illicit Il*lic"it, a. [L. illicitus; pref. il- not + licitus, p. p. of licere to be allowed or permitted: cf. F. illicite. See {In-} not, and {License}.] Not permitted or allowed; prohibited; unlawful; as, illicit trade; illicit intercourse; illicit pleasure. [1913 Webster]

One illicit . . . transaction always leads to another. --Burke. -- {Il*lic"it*ly}, adv. -- {Il*lic"it*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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