licit

[ lis-it ]
/ ˈlɪs ɪt /

adjective

legal; lawful; legitimate; permissible.

Nearby words

  1. lichfield,
  2. lichi,
  3. licht,
  4. lichtenstein,
  5. lichtenstein, roy,
  6. licitly,
  7. lick,
  8. lick and a promise, a,
  9. lick into shape,
  10. lick observatory

Origin of licit

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

Related formslic·it·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for licit

licit

/ (ˈlɪsɪt) /

adjective

a less common word for lawful
Derived Formslicitly, adverblicitness, noun

Word Origin for licit

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

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Word Origin and History for licit

licit

adj.

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.

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