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[ri-pawr-tid-lee, -pohr-] /rɪˈpɔr tɪd li, -ˈpoʊr-/
according to report or rumor:
Reportedly, he is a billionaire.
Origin of reportedly
First recorded in 1900-05; report + -ed2 + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He reportedly passed on my request to captain of police, Captain Fritz.

    Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Drastic measures were reportedly taken in cases where the clergy opposed the government order.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • The government had reportedly asked the French to install a television network at the end of 1969.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • Nearly four hundred English, living in exposed areas of the colony, reportedly lost their lives in the massacre.

  • She saw the one whose father had reportedly been pushed under a bus by his mother, and he grimaced at her.


    Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for reportedly


according to rumour or report: he is reportedly living in Australia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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