duly

[ doo-lee, dyoo- ]
/ ˈdu li, ˈdyu- /

adverb

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

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decorum

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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