[ non -lahy-sit ]
/ ˈnɒn ˈlaɪ sɪt /
not permitted or lawful.
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Origin of non licet
First recorded in 1615–25, non licet is from Latin nōn licet “it is not allowed”
Words nearby non licet
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British Dictionary definitions for non licet
/ (ˈnɒn ˈlaɪsɪt) /
not permitted; unlawful
Word Origin for non licet
C17: Latin, literally: it is not allowed
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