licit


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Related to licit: obstreperousness, licitly, lawful

lic·it

 (lĭs′ĭt)
adj.
Permitted by law; legal.

[Middle English, from Old French licite, from Latin licitus, past participle of licēre, to be permitted.]

lic′it·ly adv.
lic′it·ness n.

licit

(ˈlɪsɪt)
adj
(Law) a less common word for lawful
[C15: from Latin licitus permitted, from licēre to be permitted]
ˈlicitly adv
ˈlicitness n

lic•it

(ˈlɪs ɪt)

adj.
legal; lawful; legitimate.
[1475–85; (< Middle French) < Latin licitus, past participle of licēre to be permitted]
lic′it•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.licit - sanctioned by custom or morality especially sexual morality; "a wife's licit love"
illicit - contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention; "an illicit association with his secretary"
2.licit - authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law; "a legitimate government"
legal - established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules

licit

adjective
Within, allowed by, or sanctioned by the law:
Slang: legit.
Translations

licit

[ˈlɪsɪt] ADJlícito

licit

licit

a. lícito-a, permitido-a.
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The Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN) supervises licit cultivation of opium poppy in India.
I would say to not think if it is licit or not licit to heal on the Sabbath.
When science is pursued in a moral vacuum and without any limitations as to what is licit and what is not, humankind is headed for disaster of the worst possible kind.
In adjoining South Asia, where large licit chemical and pharmaceutical industries exist, there is significant demand by organized crime groups for the precursor chemicals used to produce ATS" the study said.
The third, methotrexate, is not licit since the drug is administered only for tubal pregnancies diagnosed very early on, where there is still reasonable hope that the embryo will not die; since this is not a case of vital indication, the procedure, he writes, basing his conclusion on a confused notion of intentionality, "becomes something approaching a direct attack on the embryo" (emphasis added).
Her paper defines licit and illicit arms and analyzes the points of diversion of licit small arms to the illicit market and potential mechanisms to prevent diversion.
It carries material on the social, political, legal and health contexts of psychoactive substance use, both licit and illicit.
It is up to the legal authority to determine what is licit or illicit with regards to the facts, and to order the necessary measures," and not up to the internet service provider, retorts the collective.
Although President Karzai has strongly attacked narcotrafficking as the greatest threat to Afghanistan, one third of the Afghan economy remains opium-based, which contributes to widespread public corruption, damage to licit economic growth, and the strengthening of the insurgency.
If, on the other hand, the price depends on the common estimation, it is licit to demand either the lowest, the middle, or the highest price according to opportunity.
Philip Goon has been chosen as prospective Liberal candidate for the Fordbndsre ward at the licit Solihull District Council eleclions.
In line with the natural law manualists' efforts to discern degrees of personal culpability, the authors of these chapters explore in healthcare and medical practices the determination of licit or illicit cooperation in another's evil or wrongdoing--practices such as research or therapeutic use of stem cells derived from aborted fetuses, other uses of embryonic/fetal material, physician-assisted suicide, legislation and votes for/against legislators, and conscientious objection.