American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Permitted by law; legal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lawful; allowable: opposed to illicit: as, “licit establishments,”
- Synonyms Legal, etc. See lawful.
- adj. Not forbidden by formal or informal rules.
- adj. law Explicitly established or constituted by law.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Lawful.
- adj. authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law
- adj. sanctioned by custom or morality especially sexual morality
- From Latin licitus ("lawful"), perfect participle of licet ("pertaining to the law"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French licite, from Latin licitus, past participle of licēre, to be permitted. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“While there were sufficient controls over "licit" narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and "precursor" chemicals used to make illicit drugs, implementation was hampered by a lack of co-ordination.”
“Hearing boys shouting and F'licit's steam-whistle shrieks, he had dropped the rail he was holding and rushed down the hill, thinking that she was being tormented.”
“This is like a lobby group composed of publicans and fanatically loyal customers asserting that the consumption of alcohol is only licit inside of a licensed premises, that any consumption outside of such is illicit.”
“There's no scarcity of reliable information about Iran's nuclear programs, licit and illicit.”
“From helping grape-growers in Afghanistan to training the news media in Egypt; from instructing education ministry workers in Iraq to developing licit agriculture in Colombia; from building better health service delivery to creating capacity for data-based policy decision-making; our work helps transform societies in permanent ways, helping those who need it most and supporting US policies overseas.”
“Some of us are even called to impose pain on ourselves as a spiritual discipline (the late Pope John Paul II whipped himself) and sometimes it can be imposed on other people for their own correction - I think corporal and capital punishment are licit, for example.”
“The ONDCP 2011 National Drug Control Strategy seems to be aware of the fact that we cannot simply battle illicit drugs; we must dig deeper and address the root of the problem -- widespread drug demand for both licit and illicit drugs.”
“The Gradual propers are strongly recommended by the GIRM, so these are just as useful now as then, and remember that there is no official translation of the Gradual propers, so these are perfectly fine for use in any parish (but not within the Extraordinary Form; they would be useful for the 1965 Mass but I don't believe that this Missal is licit in any venue).”
“Who can gain licit or illicit access to this information the Chinese government? and how it might be used are the great unaddressed issues.”
“Dr. Smith's assertion about licit kinds of foreplay is indeed old orthodoxy teaching.”
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