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 for illicit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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; illicit pleasure.
     [1913 Webster]
           One illicit . . . transaction always leads to another.
     -- Il*lic"it*ly, adv. -- Il*lic"it*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual
             morality) or convention; "an illicit association with his
             secretary" [ant: licit]
      2: contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of
         power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful
         measures" [syn: illegitimate, illicit, outlaw(a),
         outlawed, unlawful]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  69 Moby Thesaurus words for "illicit":
     actionable, adulterous, against the law, anarchic, anarchistic,
     anomic, back-door, banned, barred, black-market, bootleg,
     chargeable, clandestine, contraband, contrary to law, criminal,
     extramarital, felonious, flawed, forbade, forbid, forbidden,
     freeloving, furtive, illegal, illegitimate, impermissible,
     improper, incestuous, irregular, justiciable, lawless,
     nonconstitutional, nonlegal, nonlicit, nonpermissible,
     not permitted, off limits, out of bounds, outlaw, outlawed,
     prohibited, punishable, ruled out, secret, sneaky, taboo, tabooed,
     triable, unallowed, unauthorized, unconstitutional, under the ban,
     under-the-counter, under-the-table, underhanded, unlawful,
     unlicensed, unofficial, unpermissible, unsanctioned, unstatutory,
     untouchable, unwarrantable, unwarranted, verboten, vetoed, wrong,

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ILLICIT. What is unlawful what is forbidden by the law. Vide Unlawful. 
       2. This word is frequently used in policies of insurance, where the 
  assured warrants against illicit trade. By illicit trade is understood that 
  "which is made unlawful by the laws of the country to which the object is 
  bound." The assured having entered into this warranty, is required to do no 
  act which will expose the vessel to be legally condemned. 2 L. R. 337, 338. 
  Vide Insurance; Trade; Warranty. 

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