Illicit - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈlɪsɪt|  American pronunciation of the word illicit
Brit.  |ɪˈlɪsɪt|  British pronunciation of the word illicit

adjective

- contrary to or forbidden by law(syn: illegitimate, outlaw, outlawed, unlawful)

illicit trade

Examples

He was arrested for selling illicit copies of the software.

She had an illicit affair with her boss.

the illicit trade in stolen cattle

...the Puritans did not condemn concupiscence but rather the satisfaction of it in ways they deemed illicit...

The illicit drugs industry has an annual turnover of some £200 bn.

Traffic in illicit drugs was now worth some 500 thousand million dollars a year.

...adulterine fiction often portrays the illicit lovers sympathetically...

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