What does the word illicit mean?

    Part of speech: adverb


Usage examples for illicit

  1. Pictures of Ruth in the man's arms, of her surrender, of the intimacies of their illicit affair forced themselves upon him. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  2. This evidence is complete so far as to show that it was not Trajan's answer to Pliny which made the Christian religion illicit, but that it was already of itself a capital crime. – Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom by T. W. Allies
  3. So, after many days' intense toil- toil which even troubled the night watches, for have I not lain awake with thoughts automatically concentrated on a seemingly impossible problem, plotting by what illicit and awful torture it might be possible for the tough and stubborn parts to be brought into juxtaposition- there is a chair- a solid, sitable chair, which neither squeaks, nor shuffles, nor shivers. – My Tropic Isle by E J Banfield