duly

[ doo-lee, dyoo- ]
/ ˈdu li, ˈdyu- /

adverb

in a due manner; properly; fittingly.
in due season; punctually.

Nearby words

  1. dulotic,
  2. dulse,
  3. duluth,
  4. duluth, daniel greysolon, sieur,
  5. dulwich,
  6. dum spiro, spero,
  7. dum vivimus, vivamus,
  8. dum-dum,
  9. duma,
  10. dumaguete

Origin of duly

1350–1400; Middle English duelich(e). See due, -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for duly

duly

/ (ˈdjuːlɪ) /

adverb

in a proper or fitting manner
at the proper time; punctually

Word Origin for duly

C14: see due, -ly ²

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Word Origin and History for duly

duly

adj.

late 14c., duweliche "rightly, properly," from dewe "due" (see due) + -liche (see -ly (2)).

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