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Word: illicit

Definition: illegal


Sentences Containing 'illicit'

"After bribing his way out of prison in Venezuela in September 1985, Luis Posada Carriles went directly to El Salvador to work on the illicit contra resupply operations being run by Lt.
A settlement was reached after Tenaris voluntarily disclosed details of illicit payments made to officials of an Uzbek state-controlled oil firm which were not properly recorded in the company’s financial statements.
A shebeen () was originally an illicit bar or club where excisable alcoholic beverages were sold without a licence.
A similar story is associated with Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, Duchess of Berry, who during the French Regency of 1715-1723 was known for wearing this style of gown which showcased her bosom and face whilst, as with Madame de Montespan, disguising illicit pregnancies.
Although Glengoyne only officially existed from 1833 and no records exist from before this date, it is believed that distilling on the site pre-dates that with a local historian writing that the smoke of "illicit stills" was visible in the area in the early 19th century.
An important purpose of the first two treaties is to codify internationally applicable control measures in order to ensure the availability of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances for medical and scientific purposes, and to prevent their diversion into illicit channels.
Betjeman recalled that, between the wars, boys from Harrow School had used the Metropolitan for illicit excursions to night clubs in London: "Whenever the police raided the Hypocrites Club or the Coconut Club, the '43 or the Blue Lantern there would always be Harrovians there".
Darcy begins an illicit affair with Dee's friend, schoolteacher Tess Bell (Krista Vendy) and it remains secret for a while until Lou arrives home to find them kissing.
Despite being easily made by the reaction of methylecgonidine with phenylmagnesium bromide, the relative scarcity of methylecgonidine and the demanding reaction conditions required for the synthesis put production of this compound beyond the capacity of most illicit drug manufacturers, and legitimate supplies of troparil are available only in very small quantities for a very high price.
DTOs operating in Mexico rely on firearms suppliers to enforce and maintain their illicit narcotics operations.
Due to its remote location, Romney Marsh and the surrounding areas were amongst the busiest locations for illicit trade.
During the last sixteen years as a fugitive he was living off his illicit bookmaking operation.
During the nineteenth century, the region gained a reputation for the production of illicit alcohol known as "Hokonui moonshine".
He and Manfred Ewald, who served as German Democratic Republic's (GDR) minister of sport ('61 to '88) and president of his country's Olympic committee ('73-'90), are regarded as the architects of their country's state-sponsored system of using illicit performance-enhancing drugs, which is believed to explain GDR's Olympic success between 1972 through 1988.
He wanted to save up his illicit funds earned by armed robbery, kidnapping and gun running and open up a night club.
However, he was formally charged with "fraud and illicit economic activity" and "acts prejudicial to the economic plans and contracts of the state."
In the 1990s he was indicted by the Cuban government for "fraud and illicit economic activity" and "acts prejudicial to the economic plans and contracts of the state" in 1996.
It also uses public key cryptography to attempt to reduce cheating by use of modified clients with automatic aiming aids and other illicit features.
Jessica could not reveal Daniel's prior embezzlement to anyone on her own without violating the confidentiality agreement she signed; as part of the due diligence of the merger negotiations, Darby is given access to the firm's financials, allowing him indirectly to learn of Daniel's past illicit actions while nullifying the confidentiality agreement's effects, which apply strictly to Jessica and her use of the information.
Laws were later enacted that made LSD illegal, thus making it such that a substantial portion of a large movement were now consuming illicit substances, whereas otherwise most of them were law-abiding citizens.
On 26 June every year, UNODC marks the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
Other forms of treatment include replacement drugs such as suboxone/subutex (both containing the active ingredient buprenorphine) and methadone; these are used as substitutes for illicit opiate drugs.
Pictures of a brother he barely remembers and letters discovered hidden in his father's safe deposit box suggest an illicit affair between his late father and Greg's ex-lover Lian Wan.
Records show that at least eighteen illicit whisky stills were operating in the area.
Rian is the owner of a mansion located nearby the granary, and Cora is his fiancée. As Rian gradually falls for Carol (and vice versa), Cora is left angry, committing illicit acts to take Carol and the orphans away from her life.
She filled the immigration detention center to bursting with foreign criminals engaged in the pedophile industry, smuggling of illegal aliens including prostitutes, import and export of illicit firearms and dangerous drugs, and even operatives of the infamous Yakuza.
Shortly after the introduction of the 'Excise Act of 1823' (or 'Walsh Act') the first of these illicit stills came into official existence, with Glengoyne following later in 1833.
Soka Gakkai began fabricating evidence that the Shōshū administration had engaged in illicit conduct. Households were allowed to belong to both organizations until 1997, when Shōshū requested that all its members leave Soka Gakkai.
Some prisons have dogs trained to detect illicit mobile phones in prison cells.
Sony forces Surya to have an illicit relation to get the papers that prove her husband's innocence.
The association between the region and illicit alcohol has passed into New Zealand folklore.
The film revolves around two families, one that became rich by making illicit liquor and the other, of a sub-registrar played by Rajasenan, who tries to fight liquor consumption in the society.
The prospect of early (involuntary) retirement, with its attendant loss of licit and illicit income, prompted a clique of senior officers to move against Álvarez on March 31, 1984, seizing him and dispatching him on a flight to Miami.
The Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, their Parts and Components and Ammunition was adopted to prevent and provide a cooperative measure for illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition.
The Report, based on data and estimates collected or prepared by Governments, UNODC and other international institutions, attempts to identify trends in the evolution of global illicit drug markets.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) started this international campaign to raise awareness about the major challenge that illicit drugs represent to society as a whole, and especially to the young.
The usual phalanx of muddled but supportive CIA agents try to follow Emily through the jungles of Thailand and are seriously rattled when one of their directors abruptly vanishes, only to reappear in the Golden Triangle as the head of all illicit drug trafficking.
The World Drug Report is a yearly publication that presents a comprehensive assessment of the international drug problem, with detailed information on the illicit drug situation.
There, they eked out a bare subsistence, hanging around the petrol stations for odd jobs, hawking for "miraa", making illicit alcohol, engaging in prostitution and the like.
These are: The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 as amended by the 1972 Protocol ; the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971 and the United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988.
Through the World Drug Report, UNODC aims to enhance Member States' understanding of global illicit drug trends and increase their awareness of the need for the more systematic collection and reporting of data relating to illicit drugs.
Tigernach was born out of an illicit union between a king's daughter and an alien warrior: his mother, Der Fraích, was a daughter of Eochaid, king of the Uí Chremthainn, while his father, Coirpre, was a Leinsterman in Eochaid's service, the Irish genealogies specifying that Coirpre belonged to the Uí Briúin branch of the Uí Bairrche.
UNODC was established to assist the UN in better addressing a coordinated, comprehensive response to the interrelated issues of illicit trafficking in and abuse of drugs, crime prevention and criminal justice, international terrorism, and political corruption.
Viewers complained about it for the same reason as Arisxandra's audition – that the lyrics, such as "I see a vision of ecstasy when you hold me", "I knew that we'd become one right away" and "as we moonshine and molly" (a reference to drinking illicit spirits and taking the powder or crystal form of MDMA) were not appropriate for someone her age, as well as her somewhat provocative dancing.
While MacLaine was eventually hanged for his exploits, Plunkett escaped with both his illicit gains and his life.
Whilst the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church has more than once declared that certain episcopal consecrations have no canonical effect, it has occasionally stated that it was not thereby expressing a judgement on the validity, but merely on their canonical efficacy (see also "Valid but illicit").

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