[ nes-uh-sair-uh-lee, -ser- ]
/ ˌnɛs əˈsɛər ə li, -ˈsɛr- /


by or of necessity; as a matter of compulsion or requirement: You don't necessarily have to attend.
as a necessary, logical, or inevitable result: That conclusion doesn't necessarily follow.

Origin of necessarily

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at necessary, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for necessarily

/ (ˈnɛsɪsərɪlɪ, ˌnɛsɪˈsɛrɪlɪ) /


as an inevitable or natural consequencegirls do not necessarily like dolls
as a certaintyhe won't necessarily come
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