formally

[ fawr-muh-lee ]
/ ˈfɔr mə li /

adverb

in a formal manner: The store was formally opened on Tuesday.
as regards form; in form: It may be formally correct, but it is substantively wrong.

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Origin of formally

1350–1400; Middle English. See formal1, -ly

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH formally

formally , formerly
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