Definition of illicitly in English:

illicitly

adverb

  • See illicit

    • ‘On July 13, the European Court of Justice will deliver its verdict on whether member states illicitly froze the sanctions mechanism.’
    • ‘Their evidence was very strong as to the suspicious movement of what in general may have looked like illicitly obtained money.’
    • ‘She remained there illicitly for some months before managing to leave China so as to make her way to this country.’
    • ‘The United States emerged as the world's industrial leader by illicitly appropriating mechanical and scientific innovations from Europe.’
    • ‘Finally, the Web provides an excellent means for exchanging information, including illicitly distributing copyright protected or explicit material.’

Pronunciation

illicitly

/ɪˈlɪsɪtli/