- Formerly is defined as in the past.
An example of formerly is being known by a different name in the past; formerly known as Mary Jones.
formerly definition by Webster's New World
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at or in a former or earlier time; in the past
formerly definition by American Heritage Dictionary
At an earlier time; once.