Legal Definition and Related Resources of Illicit

Meaning of Illicit

Contrary to law or morals or public order . Frequently used as a synonym for illegal .

Illicit Alternative Definition

What is unlawful; what is forbidden by the law. This word is frequently used in policies of insurance, where the assured warrants against illicit trade. By “illicit trade” is understood that “which is made unlawful by the laws of the country to which the object is bound.” The assured, having entered into this warranty, is required to do no act which will expose the vessel to be legally condemned. 2 La. 337, 338. See “Insurance”; “Warranty.”

Synonyms of Illicit


  • accusable
  • actionable
  • against the law
  • banned
  • censored
  • contrary to law
  • criminal
  • exceeding the law
  • felonious
  • forbidden
  • forbidden by law
  • guilty
  • illegal
  • illegitimate
  • immoral
  • impermissible
  • improper
  • infamous
  • iniquitous
  • injudicial
  • inlicitus
  • interdicted
  • lawless
  • nonconstitutional
  • nonlegal
  • not according to law
  • not allowed
  • not approved
  • not covered by law
  • not permitted
  • out of bounds
  • outlawed
  • outsiae the law
  • prohibited
  • proscribed
  • punishable by law
  • quod contra leges fit
  • taboo
  • tortious
  • triable
  • unallowed
  • unauthorized
  • unconstitutional
  • under ban
  • unlawful
  • unlegalized
  • unlegislated
  • unprincipled
  • unsanctioned
  • unseemly
  • unwarrantable
  • unwarranted
  • vetitus
  • wicked
  • without authority
  • wrong
  • wrongful Associated Concepts: illicit cohabitation
  • illicit relations
  • illicit relationship
  • illicit trade

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