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  • adv. In a licit manner, legally, in a manner compatible with law.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a licit manner; lawfully.

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

  • adv. in a manner acceptable to common custom


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licit +‎ -ly


  • It is also for this reason that everything (licitly) done within the liturgy, and in continuity with liturgical tradition, can serve as a light to brighten and make clearer the doctrines of the Church and the sacred mysteries being encountered.

    The Sacred Liturgy: The First School of the Faith

  • Hence, according to Bugini himself, hymns may not licitly replace propers in the new Mass.

    The Proper Place of Propers

  • The Gradual and Alleluia of old are licitly replaced by this new idea called the Responsorial Psalm and a dramatically shrunken Alleuia while the "Gospel Acclamation" has displaced the glorious Tracts of old.

    The Proper Place of Propers

  • -- That your government is too much in the thrall, either licitly or illicitly, of vested business interests that it would sacrifice the efficiency of greater competition for a status quo that clearly needs help.

    Dear Mr. Mukherjee: Show Us You Can Do It

  • "An action which is objectively evil, even if a lesser evil, can never be licitly willed," the Vatican said, underscoring that the "church teaches that prostitution is immoral and should be shunned."

    Vatican Walks Back Any Change To Teaching On Condoms

  • In danger of death, Society priests can also licitly give Viaticum and Extreme Unction: ecclesia supplet; and they can do so even when a priest in good standing is available for this.


  • The discreet gesture of mercy towards the four Bishops, ordained validly but not licitly, appeared unexpectedly as a completely different matter: as a denial of the reconciliation of Christians and Jews, and thus as a repeal of that which the Council had clarified for the path of the Church regarding this matter.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Not even the four Bishops, though released from the excommunication, have a canonical function in the Church and they do not exercise licitly a ministry in it.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Even though Pope Benedict on Jan. 21 lifted the excommunication of SSPX bishops, he said, priests of the society "can say Mass validly, but not licitly."

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • It's a synergy that must be respected: Dems give union bosses the power to extract money from people who want to have nothing to do with unions; unions spend licitly and illicitly to perpetuate Democrat political power.



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