Meaning of “illicit” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “illicit” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"illicit" in American English

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illicitadjective

us /ɪˈlɪs·ɪt/

illegal or socially disapproved of:

illicit trade
illicit activities

(Definition of “illicit” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"illicit" in Business English

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illicitadjective

uk /ɪˈlɪsɪt/ us LAW

not allowed by law, or disapproved of by society:

illicit activities such as money laundering and counterfeiting
illicit sale/profit/trade
illicitly
adverb /ɪˈlɪsɪtli/

The information had been obtained illicitly.

(Definition of “illicit” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)