illicitly

illicitly
adverb
1. in an illegal manner
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they dumped the waste illegally

Syn: ↑illegally, ↑lawlessly
Ant: ↑lawfully (for: ↑lawlessly)
Derived from adjective: ↑lawful (for: ↑lawlessly), ↑illicit, ↑illegal (for: ↑illegally)
2. in a manner disapproved or not allowed by custom
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He acted illegitimately when he increased the rent fourfold

Syn: ↑illegitimately
Ant: ↑licitly, ↑legitimately (for: ↑illegitimately)
Derived from adjective: ↑illicit

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  • illicitly — index illegally Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • illicitly — illicit UK US /ɪˈlɪsɪt/ adjective LAW ► not allowed by law, or disapproved of by society: »illicit activities such as money laundering and counterfeiting »illicit sale/profit/trade illicitly /ɪˈlɪsɪtli/ adverb ► »The information had been obtained …   Financial and business terms

  • illicitly — illicit ► ADJECTIVE ▪ forbidden by law, rules, or custom. DERIVATIVES illicitly adverb. ORIGIN Latin illicitus, from in not + licitus allowed …   English terms dictionary

  • Illicitly — Illicit Il*lic it, a. [L. illicitus; pref. il not + licitus, p. p. of licere to be allowed or permitted: cf. F. illicite. See {In } not, and {License}.] Not permitted or allowed; prohibited; unlawful; as, illicit trade; illicit intercourse;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • illicitly — adverb see illicit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • illicitly — See illicit. * * * …   Universalium

  • illicitly — adverb In an illicit manner; illegally, immorally or inappropriately …   Wiktionary

  • illicitly — adv. unlawfully, improperly, illegally, illegitimately …   English contemporary dictionary

  • illicitly — il·lic·it·ly …   English syllables

  • illicitly — See: illicit …   English dictionary

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