Etymology
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licit (adj.)

"lawful, allowable," late 15c., from Latin licitus "lawful, permitted, allowed," past participle of licere "be allowed, be lawful" (see licence (n.)). Related: Licitly; licitness. In early 19c. England it was condemned unjustly as an Americanism.

updated on October 14, 2021

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Definitions of licit from WordNet

licit (adj.)
sanctioned by custom or morality especially sexual morality;
a wife's licit love
licit (adj.)
authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law;
Synonyms: lawful / legitimate
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