Definition of justly in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʌs(t)li


1According to what is morally right or fair; fairly: we deal justly with complaints
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  • Only the triumph of nonviolence, secured through just laws justly applied, will bring the terrorists down.
  • The wretched uncles were justly punished by being sent to Siberia for life.
  • Aristotle said that all virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
1.1In a way that is well founded; justifiably: we can justly be proud of our achievements
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  • The last scene of the book is justly renowned.
  • His advocacy on a wide range of human rights issues is something of which he can be justly proud.
  • They are justly proud of the record, which explains why, in a 13-song set, they play all 10 tracks.
by the book, in accordance with the rules
informal fairly and squarely

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