From Latin illicĭtus, a illicit is what not legally or morally allowed . It is, therefore, a crime (a breaking of the law) or of a lack of ethics . For example: "We have arrested a man who had just committed an illicit in the mall", "The suspect has a history of various crimes, from robberies to murders", “It is illegal to think that, with a few happy gestures, it will correct years of injustice”.
It is known as wrongful act to the act contrary to right . The illicit cause , on the other hand, is one that opposes the laws or the moral : "The mayor committed an illegal act and must answer to Justice", “My dismissal has an illicit cause: I have the right to demand compensation”.
We cannot forget that there is also what is known as administrative illicit. It is a term that is defined as the act or conduct that is totally contrary to what is established by law. That is, the administrative offense is the offense that usually has a specific penalty. Among the most common examples of that would be traffic fines.
Going a little deeper into the definition of that term, we can also establish that an administrative offense is the set of prohibitions that are organized within administrative systems.
In the same way, there is also the illicit tax that can be said to be a violation of existing financial laws. This action results in the infringing person having to "compensate" that act by paying an amount of money either to the State or to another public entity.
Temporary closure of the establishment, disqualification or imprisonment are other major sanctions that can be established for someone based on that action taken.
We also find four different types of tax offenses: formal, material, such as not having paid a tax; sanctioned with imprisonment, such as tax fraud, and tax and taxable species.
He illicit enrichment It is a concept that refers to the act of enrichment by means contrary to the law. The notion is usually used to appoint the public official who takes advantage of his power and authority to conduct illegal negotiations or who obtains money thanks to bribes: “The president will be accused of illicit enrichment since he could not justify how he acquired a mansion valued at one million dollars”, "The official was prosecuted for illicit enrichment and could spend up to five years behind bars".
However, we cannot overlook the fact that there are other equally criminal acts such as illicit trade or illicit traffic in works of art that, in the same way, lead many people to be tried and sentenced to jail time.
The term contrary to illegal is lawful (from Latin licĭtus), which allows you to name what is fair and that is allowed according to the Justice and the reason: "The behavior of the Lord may be questionable from an ethical point of view, but it is lawful and not punishable by law.".