Definitions

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  • n. The characteristic of being illicit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being illicit; unlawfulness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of not conforming strictly to law

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Rich: "The true perversion, though, is the sense you get that all of this illicitness has been tossed in as a little something for the ladies, out of a justifiable fear, perhaps, that no woman alive would watch otherwise."

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  • I will perform a serviceable but unremarkable job, more than sufficient, with the flavor illicitness adds, to satisfy, but unlikely to make the recipient question his or her current relationship.

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  • But when he and Burris meet in Washington on Wednesday, it is the new junior senator from Illinois who will show up in the stronger position, with Reid being the one who must yield lest his illicitness become too apparent to the public, and too distracting to legislators.

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  • The unfaithful partner may still be in the throes of the break up with his or her lover and may miss the illicitness of the affair.

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  • To tolerate sytemic NO liturgical illicitness and invalidities propagated by diocesan bishops and routinised by presbyters on a weekly basis without any consequences to them paints more vividly the injustice of treatment meted out to Archbishop Lefebvre and his confraternity.

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  • Changing the words of Consecration is also illicit and renders the Sacrament invalid, only it does this independently of the illicitness of the act.

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  • Its very inconsistencies may be objectively described by thousands of closed churches; hundreds of dying religious communities; rapidly disappearing religious orders; scores of closed seminaries; an un-Catholic vernacular and anthropocentric liturgical form called a "Roman Rite" which is replete with illicitness and even frequent invalidity coupling the foregoing with a church that has lost its Catholicus Sensus in obsessive ecumenical disorder and interreligious obfuscation.

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  • The connection is reminiscent of those who blamed 9/11 on gays and feminists -- or Katrina on the pro-choice movement or the illicitness of New Orleans.

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  • The illicitness of an affair is what keeps it exciting.

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  • Over the next several hours, more than 30 teenagers and young adults toasted their post-adolescence with liquor carrying the added kick of illicitness.

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