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Related to illicitly: expediently, capriciously


1. Not sanctioned by custom or law; improper or unlawful.
2. Linguistics Improperly formed; ungrammatical.

[Latin illicitus : in-, not; see in-1 + licitus, lawful; see licit.]

il·lic′it·ly adv.
il·lic′it·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.illicitly - in a manner disapproved or not allowed by custom; "He acted illegitimately when he increased the rent fourfold"
lawfully, legitimately, licitly - in a manner acceptable to common custom; "you cannot do this legitimately!"
2.illicitly - in an illegal manner; "they dumped the waste illegally"
بِصورةٍ غَيْر مَشْروعَه أو مَسْموحَه
óleyfilega; ólöglega
yasak olarak


[ɪˈlɪsɪtlɪ] ADVilícitamente


advverbotenerweise; (= illegally)illegal(erweise); illicitly acquiredunrechtmäßig erworben


[ɪˈlɪsɪtlɪ] advillecitamente


(iˈlisit) adjective
unlawful or not permitted.
ilˈlicitly adverb
ilˈlicitness noun
References in classic literature ?
No mild saki for them, but square faces illicitly refilled with corrosive fire that flamed through their veins and burst into conflagrations in their heads.
His criticism of Stout turns on the difficulty of giving any empirical meaning to such notions as the "mind" or the "subject"; he quotes from Stout the sentence: "The most important drawback is that the mind, in watching its own workings, must necessarily have its attention divided between two objects," and he concludes: "Without question, Stout is bringing in here illicitly the concept of a single observer, and his introspection does not provide for the observation of this observer; for the process observed and the observer are distinct" (p.
My grandad smuggled me a little transister which I'd listen to illicitly at night, and while tuned to the inevitable Radio Luxembourg, I became enamoured with the likes of Sparks, Wizzard and often obscure stuff like Brownsville Station and Jim Croce.
Of his meetings with Betty Currie, his White House secretary, Clinton said he was only to trying to freshen his memory about Lewinsky's visits, not illicitly coach Currie in advance of Starr's investigators.
Despite fears that certain countries might renege on their pledges or illicitly produce banned chemicals, the atmospheric concentrations reflect general compliance with the treaty.
In addition, the firm prosecuted Nazi era cases against German, Austrian and French entities, including corporations and banks, that were alleged to have illicitly profited from misconduct during the Holocaust, and that resulted in additional settlements worth more than $5 billion.
That said, the ECJ gave national judges leeway to consider whether a third party was illicitly exploiting a rival's good name.
The report found that between 1992 and 1998 alone, during which time he killed at least 143 people, the GP obtained 24, 000 mg of diamorphine illicitly.
Love is getting cheaper, kissing in the park, Hugging, crossing the line illicitly - The child conceived in the park is abandoned there, They run around together, running away from the child, from purity.
It may have been an entirely innocent, convivial night with too much wine, but David Cameron's Tories are accused of illicitly using Parliament to raise money.
But what scares business owners the most is getting stuck with the bill, even when their phone company knows the calls were made illicitly.
Just over two weeks after world powers failed to reach a full agreement to rein in Iran's nuclear program, an online magazine said the US had privately told a UN committee of experts monitoring bans that Iranian agents sought illicitly to acquire parts for the Arak heavy water nuclear complex.