- in a just manner; honestly; fairly: Deal justly with the prisoners.
- in conformity to fact or rule; accurately.
- deservedly; as deserved.
Origin of justly
Examples from the Web for justly
Only through measure-for-measure exactness will the wrongdoer be paid back properly and justly.Numbers Don’t Tell the Mideast Story
July 10, 2014
So the score line stayed 1-0 as the final whistle blew—and justly so.Bring It On! Team USA Progresses to Round 2
June 26, 2014
Zora Neale Hurston occupies a page in a photograph as threshold-breaker, justly so.Defining American Cool From Walt Whitman to Tina Fey and Johnny Depp
March 25, 2014
Instead they would opt to be justly compensated for their loss.No Place Like Home
May 15, 2013
Well, maybe we can teach them to be justly distrustful of photography in general.Seventeen’s About Face on Altered Photos
July 6, 2012
She justly remarks that, since I saw it last, it is all spoiled into a great big cat.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
No one justly may deny the equality of opportunity which made us what we are.
Now, I can relieve your mind from part of the load by which it has been justly oppressed.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
Therefore your lives are justly forfeit, and none would blame us if we slew you.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
This, they think, (and justly think,) must fill me with doubts.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
Word Origin and History for justly
early 14c., "in an adjacent position, closely," from just (adj.) + -ly (2). Meanings "truthfully, honestly," "in an equitable manner, with justice, fairly" are from late 14c. Sense of "justifiably, with good reason" is from c.1400; that of "legally, legitimately, rightfully" is early 15c.