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Do not confuse illicit with elicit. Illicit means 'not allowed by law or rules' (illicit drugs), whereas elicit means 'draw out a reply or reaction' (I tried to elicit a smile from Joe).
Definition of illicit
early 16th century: from French, or from Latin illicitus, from in- 'not' + licitus (see licit)