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illicit

[ilis′it]
Etymology: L, in, not, lex, law
pertaining to an act that is unlawful or otherwise not permitted.
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This illicitness also extends to those who use prenatal adoption, not to have a child due to infertility issues, but to save the life of a frozen embryo, i.
13) Van Schendel and Abraham, "Introduction: The Making of Illicitness," in Illicit Flows and Criminal Things, ed.
The European commitment to natural rights and Christian equality and thus to the illicitness of despotism is put in the service of the claims of US independence.
The illicitness comes down to excessiveness--being too demanding or perfectionist, or taking non-moral rules to be moral ones.
Abraham, Itty and Willem van Schendel 2005 "Introduction: The Making of Illicitness.
This norm of interracial respectability vis-a-vis received notions of interracial sexual illicitness and criminality is explicitly foregrounded in Potter's descriptions of placage, the semi-formalized joining of elite white men and quadroon women, and the quadroon "balls" for which New Orleans was famous.
In order to strengthen internal control and prevent any illicitness, the broker will create a 130-item check list and conduct a review based on it by the end of next month with an eye on improving any inadequacy over the following six months.
Increasingly the worlds of sexual deviance, violence, drugs, organised crime, money laundering and contract killing are the staple diet, where dramatic momentum is propelled by the forces of danger and illicitness.
While marijuana's illicitness adds to its theoretical interest it also presents certain methodological problems (Gootenberg 2005).
They work well as a couple who rather selfishly opt to go against the accepted values, but whose illicitness is nothing compared with that of local pervert Ronnie, who manages to spark mass panic in the local swimming pool when he takes a dip in his flippers and goggle.
This Article is about the relationships among legal definitions of sexual illicitness, legal definitions of sexual licitness, and legal constructions of marriage.
In the Colombian penal code the states of mental disorder and psychological immaturity allow for insanity to be inferred if at the time of committing an illicit act, the general conditions of incapacity to understand the illicitness or to determine oneself according to this understanding, are met.