- in a due manner; properly; fittingly.
- in due season; punctually.
Origin of duly
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Examples from the Web for duly
William appears to have organized acquiescence by English lords for John, and was duly awarded when he was made Earl of Pembroke.England’s Greatest Knight Puts ‘Game of Thrones’ to Shame
December 9, 2014
We say, of course, that we will work with any duly elected Israeli government.The Inside Story of U.S. Meddling in Israel’s Elections
Aaron David Miller
December 4, 2014
Neymar duly scored from the spot, his second goal of the match, and Brazil were ahead 2-1.Brazil Slips Past Croatia, Thanks to Yuichi Nishimura
June 12, 2014
For his loyal work on behalf of Putin, Zharov was duly awarded for his “service to the Fatherland.”Meet the Censors, Propagandists and Outright Liars Who Won Putin’s Pulitzers
May 5, 2014
You are duly, and rightly, dumped before the drink menu even lands.Google Glass’s Insane, Terrifying Etiquette Guide
February 20, 2014
The planters were to be duly compensated out of the national treasury.
He demanded, moreover, that the interests of the planters should be duly regarded.
I made no objection, and was duly hired for the term of three years.Biography of a Slave
I have need of it this day, but it shall be duly returned to you.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Assistant Commissioner was duly helped into his coat, and let out at once.The Secret Agent
- in a proper or fitting manner
- at the proper time; punctually
C14: see due, -ly ²
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Word Origin and History for duly
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