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licit

[ lis-it ]
/ ˈlɪs ɪt /
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adjective
legal; lawful; legitimate; permissible.
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Origin of licit

1475–85; <Latin licitus permitted (past participle of licēre); replacing earlier licite<Middle French; see -ite2

OTHER WORDS FROM licit

lic·it·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for licit

licit
/ (ˈlɪsɪt) /

adjective
a less common word for lawful

Derived forms of licit

licitly, adverblicitness, noun

Word Origin for licit

C15: from Latin licitus permitted, from licēre to be permitted
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