Definition of licit in English:

licit

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɪsɪt
 
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adjective

Derivatives

licitly

adverb
More example sentences
  • Of course, we may not deny people even gratuitous favors out of hatred or contempt, but that does not entail that we may not licitly choose to bestow favors instead on those to whom we feel more warmly.
  • The document said that priests should only give Communion to Catholics, and Catholics could licitly receive the sacraments only from Catholic ministers.
  • Is there any room, in your view, for lay boards to licitly have more power?

Origin

late 15th century: from Latin licitus 'allowed', from the verb licere.

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