- 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.
- 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.
- Exhaustive orders to organize the necessary trains were duly issued, but the emperor seems to have had no conception of the difficulties the tracks - there were no metalled roads - of Poland were about to present to him.
- That is to say, on being duly moistened they return to life again.
- Consider I've been duly warned and, yes, I will take precautions.