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 Dictionary entry overview: What does licit mean? 

LICIT (adjective)
  The adjective LICIT has 2 senses:

1. sanctioned by custom or morality especially sexual morality
2. authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law

  Familiarity information: LICIT used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

LICIT (adjective)

Sense 1licit [BACK TO TOP]


Sanctioned by custom or morality especially sexual morality

Context example:

a wife's licit love


illicit (contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention)

Sense 2licit [BACK TO TOP]


Authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law


licit; lawful; legitimate

Context example:

a legitimate government


legal (established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules)

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