legal; lawful; legitimate; permissible.
- lic·it·ly, adverb
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How to use licit in a sentence
Basically, you put the Band of Brothers first: your natural desires a distant second (gay or straight, licit or illicit).
To the vice of luxury was she so abandoned that lust she made licit in her law, to take away the blame she had incurred.
His only act was to return a negative answer to the question whether it was licit to employ diabolic arts to save the city.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4 | Henry Charles Lea
It remained for Aristotle to invent a genuine method of sorting out a licit from an illicit type of argument.Authors of Greece | T. W. Lumb
There are three fundamental conditions: 1, the consent; 2, a licit cause; 3, the capacity of the contracting parties.Elements of Morals | Paul Janet
To make such a double-effect action licit there are four conditions which are explained in the chapter on Mutilation.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation | Austin O'Malley
British Dictionary definitions for licit
a less common word for lawful
- licitly, adverb
- licitness, noun
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