Granted vs Licit - What's the difference?

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Granted is a related term of licit.

As a verb granted

is (grant).

As an adverb granted

is .

As a preposition granted

is (used to mark the premise of a syllogistic argument).

As an adjective licit is

not forbidden by formal or informal rules.




  • (grant)
  • Given, awarded.
  • He was granted a patent on his invention.


  • .
  • He's a good student and usually does well. Granted , he did fail that one test, but I think there were good reasons for that.
    ''"You haven't been a very good father." "Granted ."


    (English prepositions)
  • (used to mark the premise of a syllogistic argument)
  • Granted that he has done nothing wrong, he should be set free.
    Granted the lack of evidence, we can make no such conclusion.


    * (used to mark the premise of an argument) given

    See also

    * take for granted






    (en adjective)
  • Not forbidden by formal or informal rules.
  • * Undated , (anonymous translator),
  • Let it not be in any way licit to anyone among men to infringe this page of our confirmation, or to contravene it with rash daring.
  • * 1896 ,
  • You seem to have been very much offended because your father talks a little sculduddery after dinner, which it is perfectly licit for him to do, [...]
  • * 2008 , July 27, Jeremy Seabrook, " Obama and the illusion of leadership", The Guardian ,
  • [T]he vanity of efforts to deter humanity from following this licit and highly profitable mobility, clearly indicate the limits of their [leaders'] power.
  • (legal) Explicitly established or constituted by law.
  • * 1913 , Joseph Selinger, "
  • The contract validly made and consummated is dissolved by death alone. However, the Church must determine what is required for a valid and licit marriage contract.

    Usage notes

    * (term) and (valid) are legal terms to be compared, especially in terms of canon law. Something that is (term) (such as a marriage contract), may nonetheless be (invalid), (illegal) or both (for example, a bigamous marriage).


    * (not forbidden) lawful, appropriate, legit, legitimate * (constituted) established, lawful, legal


    * (legal) illicit