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Definition of "licit" [lic•it]

  • Permitted by law; legal. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "licit" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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."