licit
adjective Etymology: Middle French licite, from Latin licitus, from past participle of licēre to be permitted — more at license Date: 15th century conforming to the requirements of the law ; not forbidden by law ; permissible Synonyms: see lawfullicitly adverb

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  • licit — LICÍT, Ă, liciţi, te, adj. Care este îngăduit, încuviinţat de lege; legal. – Din fr. licite, lat. licitus. Trimis de LauraGellner, 23.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  Licit ≠ ilicit, ilegal Trimis de siveco, 03.08.2004. Sursa: Antonime  LICÍT adj. v.… …   Dicționar Român

  • licit — lic·it / li sət/ adj: conforming to the requirements of the law: not forbidden by law lic·it·ly adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. licit …   Law dictionary

  • Licit — Lic it (l[i^]s [i^]t), a. [L. licitus permitted, lawful, from licere: cf. F. licite. See {License}.] Lawful. Licit establishments. Carlyle. {Lic it*ly}, adv. {Lic it*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • licit — (adj.) late 15c., from M.Fr. licite or directly from L. licitus lawful, pp. of licere be allowed, be lawful (see LICENCE (Cf. licence)). Related: Licitly; licitness …   Etymology dictionary

  • licit — *lawful, legitimate, legal Analogous words: permitted, allowed (see LET): sanctioned, approved (see APPROVE): authorized, licensed (see AUTHORIZE): regulated (see ADJUST) Antonyms: illicit Contrasted words: forbidden, prohibited, interdicted,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • licit — [lis′it] adj. [ME lycite < L licitus, pp. of licere, to be permitted: see LEISURE] permitted; lawful SYN. LEGAL licitly adv. licitness n …   English World dictionary

  • licit —    This word (from the Latin licitus, meaning lawful ) means that an action is performed according to all the requirements of canon law. The word licit is contrasted with the word valid : an action may be valid in the sense that the desired… …   Glossary of theological terms

  • licit — adjective /ˈlɪs.ɪt/ a) Not forbidden by formal or informal rules. Let it not be in any way licit to anyone among men to infringe this page of our confirmation, or to contravene it with rash daring. b) Explicitly sanctioned or authorized by law.… …   Wiktionary

  • licit — legal, lawful, legitimate, licit 1. All four words share the basic meaning ‘conforming to the law’. Something is legal when it is authorized by the law of the land, legitimate when it conforms to custom or common justice, and lawful (a more old… …   Modern English usage

  • licit — See illicit, licit, elicit …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • licit — /ˈlɪsət / (say lisuht) adjective permitted; lawful: *the situation of the baptized person, who has obtained divorce and has contracted a new civil marriage, would end up by being considered admissible and licit. –anon, apostolate in irregular… …   Australian English dictionary

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