licit


lic·it

adjective \ˈli-sət\

Definition of LICIT

:  conforming to the requirements of the law :  not forbidden by law :  permissible
lic·it·ly adverb

Examples of LICIT

  1. <law enforcement agencies are demanding stricter regulation of the sale of licit medications that can later be used in the home manufacture of illicit drugs>

Origin of LICIT

Middle French licite, from Latin licitus, from past participle of licēre to be permitted — more at license
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

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