licit-, licen-, leis-

(Latin: to be allowed; permitted; unrestrained)

illicit (adjective), more illicit, most illicit
1. Not allowed by the law: "The illicit behavior of the rum runners who sold liquor illegally was the target of the international police."
2. Considered wrong or unacceptable by prevailing social customs or standards: "Ronald believed it an illicit behavior to go shopping on Sunday."
3. Disapproved of or not permitted for moral or ethical reasons: "Sarah's father frowned upon her decision to live in an illicit relationship with her boyfriend."
Unlawful and illegal.
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illicitly (adverb), more illicitly, most illicitly
1. In an illegal manner or behavior: "Houston illicitly parked his car in a no-parking zone and the a police officer gave him a ticket for doing it."
2. In a manner not allowed by custom or which is disapproved of by society: "Tomas' plan for illicitly having an all-night celebration of his wedding with loud music was not approved of by his neighbors."
illicitness (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. The quality of not conforming strictly to the law: "The illicitness of the drug dealer in selling his illegal narcotics to adolescents resulted in his arrest and prosecution."
2. Not allowed, unlawfulness: "Steve was a race car driver but he should have been more aware of the speeds at which he drove on the streets because it constituted illicitness and great danger to others."
leisure (s) (noun), leisures (pl)
1. Freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity: "When Jeanette has her leisure, she prefers to read a book rather than to watch TV."
2. Time available for ease and relaxation: "For an hour after school, Kitty has the leisure to go to the playground with her friends."
3. Time during which someone has no obligations or work responsibilities, and therefore, is free to engage in enjoyable activities: "After a heavy day of responsibility at work, Susan enjoys the leisure of playing games with her children." 
4. Etymology: from Latin licere, "to be permitted, to be allowed".

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leisureliness (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. Actions that are unhurried: "Heidi admired the leisureliness of the cows as they returned from the pasture back to the barn."
2. The time which is allowed to be free from work or duties: "Irene always enjoys the leisureliness of summer vacation so she can relax and go swimming or go for walks in the park near her home."
leisurely (adjective), more leisurely, most leisurely
In an unhurried and unforced way or at one's convenience: "Usually, Monday afternoon is a leisurely time to go shopping because there are not as many people in the stores."
leisurely (adverb), more leisurely, most leisurely
Characteristic of being slow and relaxed: ""Charles always made it a habit to eat leisurely and to leisurely walk back to work from his lunch."
license (s) (noun), licenses (pl)
1. The act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization to do something: "The police requested a warrant or license from the judge to inspect the warehouse for stolen property."
2. Official or legal permission to do or to own a specified thing: "The young couple obtained a license to get married."
3. A document, plate, or tag that is issued as proof of official or legal permission: "David remembered to get a new driver's license before the old one expired."
4. Freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices; especially, in behavior or speech: "Margaret exercised her license to describe the characters in her new novel in realistic, hard terms, which are not typical for a novel."
5. Deviation from normal rules, practices, or methods in order to achieve a certain end or effect: "The reporter exercised a discrete license to describe the actions of students in the city center during a recent political activity."
6. Excessive freedom; lack of due restraint: "Henry is taking license to choose where he wants to go for his vacation; regardless of the expenses and even if it means he will have to go into debt to do it."
license (verb), licenses; licensed; licensing
1. To officially authorize or to permit a person to do or to use something: "Monroe was licensed to drive his first car at the age of eighteen."
2. Etymology: from Latin, "authority, permission"; from licere, "to be lawful, to be permitted."
licensed (adjective) (not comparative)
Relating the official permission for some occupation or function: "Marie was a licensed teacher who was starting to work in a new school to teach linguistic skills in addition to being a licensed pilot."
licensee (s) (noun), licensees (pl)
An individual, or organization, to which authoritative and written permission is granted to undertake a specific activity: "The new entrepreneur became the youngest licensee in his town to run a computer programming business."
licenser, licensor (s) (noun); licensers, licensors (pl)
1. An official who can give authoritative permission to an individual or business to participate in some activity: "The local municipal official from the health department can act as the licenser for tattoo parlors."
2. A government agent who is in a position to permit, to allow, or to authorize something; especially, with a formal document: "When JoAn moved to her new neighborhood, she was told that she needed to go to the licensor at city hall to get an ownership tag for her dog."
licensure (s) (noun), licensures (pl)
The act of or the granting of licenses; usually, to practice a legal profession: "James obtained a licensure so he could practice his profession as a physical therapist."
licentiate (s) (noun), licentiates (pl)
1. Someone who has been granted formal authorization to practice or to teach a profession or skill: "When Manual graduated from the university, he was proud to be the holder of a licentiate so he could start his own physical-fitness studio."
2. A degree from some European and Canadian universities ranking just below that of a Masters or Ph.D.; or the person holding such a degree: "Carlos studied diligently and his family shared his joy when he received his licentiate from the local Canadian university so he can pursue his desire to be a programmer for a computer company."
licentiateship (s) (noun), licentiateships (pl)
A certificate that provides evidence of competence to practice certain professions: "Ann attended a well-known university for additional studies and obtained licentiateships in both physics and biological sciences."