- 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 ."
(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
* take for granted
Not forbidden by formal or informal rules.
* Undated , (anonymous translator),
* 1896 ,
- 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.
* 2008 , July 27, Jeremy Seabrook, "
- 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, [...]
Obama and the illusion of leadership", The Guardian ,
(legal) Explicitly established or constituted by law.
* 1913 , Joseph Selinger, "
- [T]he vanity of efforts to deter humanity from following this licit and highly profitable mobility, clearly indicate the limits of their [leaders'] power.
- 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.
* (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