Examples from the Web for illicit
But the increasing number of fraudsters bringing back wares to stores to make an illicit killing has become impossible to ignore.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Alexandre went so far as to buy back a Degas from its illicit owners.My Grandfather's War: Recovering the Art the Nazis Stole|Anne Sinclair|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It causes some of my cells to express Ebola proteins to illicit an immune response.
LSD, an illicit drug with a serious stigma, was once the darling of the psychotherapy world.
These same groups that trade in animals are also shuttling weapons, humans, and other illicit goods across national lines.
Antoine Freneau had grown really afraid to carry on his illicit trade after the capture of the Red Rover.A Little Girl in Old St. Louis|Amanda Minnie Douglas
In order to put a check on illicit removal, all passengers now leaving the Union are searched before they board their ships.An African Adventure|Isaac F. Marcosson
The illicit means employed in discriminative underselling are chiefly extortion and deception.Distributive Justice|John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
It would hurt his feelings to accuse a brother-clerk of being an illicit trader.A Dash from Diamond City|George Manville Fenn
Illicit hollands, schiedam, and indeed smuggling in general; excused as a matter of moonshine.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
British Dictionary definitions for illicit
Word Origin and History for illicit
c.1500, from Old French illicite (14c.) "unlawful, forbidden," from Latin illicitus "not allowed, unlawful, illegal," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + licitus "lawful," past participle of licere "to be allowed" (see licence). Related: Illicitly.