Definition of duly in English:


Syllabification: du·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈd(y)o͞olē


  • 1In accordance with what is required or appropriate; following proper procedure or arrangement: a document duly signed and authorized by the inspector the ceremony duly began at midnight
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    • She spoke on the phone to Joe and asked for a visiting order, which duly arrived on the following Thursday.
    • So long as the man holds the office, and exercises it duly and in accordance with law, his orders are not a nullity.
    • CDs were duly signed to finish things off and we have two to give away to lucky competition winners this week.
  • 1.1As might be expected or predicted: I used the tent and was duly impressed
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    • Certainly any tourist looking at the performers list and site would be duly impressed.
    • The ancient sage, Vatsayana, would be duly impressed if he were to see any of our film dance.
    • When we came into the house Dolly was waiting for us, expecting to be admired, which duly happened.
    at the right time, on time, punctually

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