Definition of 'illicit'
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Businesses use cash to avoid paying taxes and political parties use it for illicit funding. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Many local councils have also cut back on control work, such as cracking down on the illicit tobacco trade. The Sun (2016)Vets are also worried about the illicit trade in other wild animals. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What is the most commonly used illicit drug? An Introduction to Community Health (1995)She did not expect the downturn to lead to an increase in illicit tobacco trade. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is guaranteed to intensify shortages and illicit commercial activity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We can only pray they do not use their illicit freedom to do just that. The Sun (2007)He is one of many fanatics who made a fortune from illicit trade in cigarettes. The Sun (2015)It is reasonable to conclude that a sizeable proportion of that will be illicit activity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is because young people are often careful to conceal their use of illicit drugs. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)There is no question of illicit use of jets. The Sun (2009)In view of this it can be difficult to keep illicit drug use in its proper perspective. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)He said illicit use was difficult to identify as they had been designed to avoid detection. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That leaves us with the illicit arms trade, the most alarming section of the book. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It's an own goal and will only help illicit trade. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Similarly, illicit drug use has declined. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Brazil did better in the third quarter after earlier tax rises dropped out of the mix and a crackdown on the illicit trade kicked in. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Crime is an illicit activity. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This two-part thriller pits the environment against capitalism and wraps it around a story of illicit love and a tale of male friendship. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The illicit trade was highlighted in a Sunday Times investigation last year. Times, Sunday Times (2013)As long as Tor survives, illicit trade will thrive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The American inquiry is thought to centre on the possibility of criminal activity through these illicit withdrawals from Mt. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'illicit'
British English: illicit ADJECTIVE
An illicit activity or substance is not allowed by law or the social customs of a country.
He clearly condemns illicit love.
Definition of illicit from the Collins English Dictionary
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