licet

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present active licet, present infinitive licēre, perfect active licuit, supine licitum ([[impersonal]])

  1. (with dative) it is allowed; one is permitted.
    Licetne pauca?
    May I speak a word with you? (literally: Are a few words permitted?)
    • 19-15 BCEOvid, Amores, Book III, 4
      Cui peccare licet, peccat minus.
      She who is allowed to err, errs less.

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