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duly

[ doo-lee, dyoo- ]
/ ˈdu li, ˈdyu- /
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Definition of duly

adverb
in a correct or appropriate manner; properly; fittingly.
at the right time; punctually.
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Origin of duly

First recorded in 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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