- as due; rightfully
- when due; at the right time
- as required; sufficiently
Duly is defined as at the right time or as expected.
An example of duly is a person showing up when they were supposed to arrive.
in a due manner; specif.,
- In a proper manner: a duly appointed official.
- At the expected time.
Origin of dulyMiddle English duely from due due ; see due .
(comparative more duly, superlative most duly)
Middle English duweliche (“rightly, properly”), from dewe (“due”) + -liche (“-ly”)
- "Duly noted," Dean said.
- Consider I've been duly warned and, yes, I will take precautions.
- Religious instruction is not imparted by the state-paid teachers in any state, though in certain states persons duly authorized by the religious organizations are allowed to give religious instruction to children of their own denomination where the parents' consent has been obtained.
- What may broadly be called "conjuring" is a much more probable explanation of most of the recorded phenomena; and in the vast majority of cases the witnesses do not seem to have duly appreciated the possibilities of conjuring, and have consequently neither taken sufficient precautions to exclude it nor allowed for the accidental circumstances which may on any particular occasion favour special tricks or illusions.
- The third constitutional convention in its history now met at Carson City and drew up a constitution which was duly ratified.