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  1. done, happening, appearing, etc., once a week, or every week: a weekly appointment with an analyst.
  2. computed or determined by the week: a special weekly rate.
  3. of or relating to a week or the working days in a week: a day of respite from our weekly labors.
  1. once a week; by the week: to visit someone weekly; to pay rent weekly.
noun, plural week·lies.
  1. a publication appearing once a week.

Origin of weekly

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at week, -ly
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  1. happening or taking place once a week or every week
  2. determined or calculated by the week
  1. once a week or every week
noun plural -lies
  1. a newspaper or magazine issued every week
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Word Origin and History for weekly

mid-15c. (adv.); late 15c. (adj.), from week + -ly (2). As a noun meaning "weekly newspaper" it is recorded from 1833.

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