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.,
- as due; rightfully
- when due; at the right time
- as required; sufficiently
- 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”)