1 sanctioned by custom or morality especially sexual morality; "a wife's licit love" [ant: illicit]
2 authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law; "a legitimate government" [syn: lawful, legitimate]
Etymologylicitus 'allowed', from licere 'allow'.
- Rhymes: -ɪsɪt
- Not forbidden; lawful.
actionable, admissible, allowable, applicable, approved, authorized, competent, constitutional, innocent, judicial, juridical, just, justiciable, justifiable, kosher, lawful, lawmaking, legal, legislative, legit, legitimate, legitimized, licensed, permissible, rightful, sanctionable, sanctioned, statutory, valid, warrantable, within the law