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English definition of “illicit”

illicit

adjective  /ɪˈlɪs·ɪt/ us  
illegal or socially disapproved of: illicit trade illicit activities
(Definition of illicit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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