Duly definition

do͝olē, dyo͝o-
In a due manner.
  • As due; rightfully.
  • When due; at the right time.
  • As required; sufficiently.
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In a proper manner.

A duly appointed official.

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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.

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In a due, fit, or becoming manner; as it ought to be; properly.

The citizen's concern was duly noted in the meeting minutes.

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Regularly; at the proper time.
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At the expected time.
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Origin of duly

  • Middle English duely from due due due

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English duweliche (“rightly, properly”), from dewe (“due”) + -liche (“-ly”)

    From Wiktionary