from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Permitted by law; legal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not forbidden by formal or informal rules.
- adj. Explicitly established or constituted by law.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Lawful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lawful; allowable: opposed to illicit: as, “licit establishments,”
- Synonyms Legal, etc. See lawful.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law
- adj. sanctioned by custom or morality especially sexual morality
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)
From Latin licitus ("lawful"), perfect participle of licet ("pertaining to the law"). (Wiktionary)