- legal; lawful; legitimate; permissible.
Origin of licit
Examples from the Web for licit
Basically, you put the Band of Brothers first: your natural desires a distant second (gay or straight, licit or illicit).Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Not Now
February 3, 2010
To say that marriage is also a licit remedy of concupiscence is no excuse.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation</p>
In time of war, all things required for its carrying on are licit.Explanation of Catholic Morals</p>
John H. Stapleton
If an unbeliever should see his way to gain by falsehood or licit fraud, what should deter him?Rationalism
John Mackinnon Robertson
Father Sabetti denied that it is indirect, but he held that it is licit for another reason.Essays In Pastoral Medicine
When one's antecedents have not been of a licit character, one is predisposed to make extraordinary excuses for others.The Mystery of the Lost Dauphin</p>
Emilia Pardo Bazn
- a less common word for lawful
Word Origin and History for licit
late 15c., from Middle French licite or directly from Latin licitus "lawful," past participle of licere "be allowed, be lawful" (see licence). Related: Licitly; licitness.