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

Useful english dictionary. 2012.