necessarily

[nes-uh-sair-uh-lee, -ser-]
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adverb
  1. by or of necessity; as a matter of compulsion or requirement: You don't necessarily have to attend.
  2. 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
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necessarily

adverb
  1. as an inevitable or natural consequencegirls do not necessarily like dolls
  2. as a certaintyhe won't necessarily come
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Word Origin and History for necessarily
adv.

mid-15c., "inevitably, unavoidably," from necessary (adj.) + -ly (2).

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