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professedly

[pruh-fes-id-lee] /prəˈfɛs ɪd li/
adverb
1.
allegedly; pretendedly:
He is only professedly poor.
2.
avowedly; by open declaration:
She is professedly guilty of the crime.
Origin of professedly
1560-1570
First recorded in 1560-70; professed + -ly
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