licit

[ lis-it ]
/ ˈlɪs ɪt /

adjective

legal; lawful; legitimate; permissible.

Origin of licit

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

Related forms

lic·it·ly, adverb
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licit

/ (ˈlɪsɪt) /

adjective

a less common word for lawful

Derived Forms

licitly, adverblicitness, noun

Word Origin for licit

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