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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Il·lic·it a.  Not permitted or allowed; prohibited; unlawful; as, illicit trade; illicit intercourse; illicit pleasure.
    One illicit . . . transaction always leads to another.   --Burke.
 -- Il*lic*it*ly, adv. -- Il*lic*it*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: in a manner disapproved or not allowed by custom; "He acted
             illegitimately when he increased the rent fourfold"
             [syn: illegitimately] [ant: legitimately, legitimately]
      2: in an illegal manner; "they dumped the waste illegally"
         [syn: illegally, lawlessly] [ant: legitimately]