duly

adverb du·ly \ ˈdü-lē also ˈdyü- \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of duly

: in a due manner or time : properly
  • a duly elected official
  • Your comments are duly noted.

Examples of duly in a Sentence

  1. They were duly impressed by her speech.

  2. The objections were duly noted.

  3. The singer duly appeared back on stage for an encore.

Recent Examples of duly from the Web

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First Known Use of duly

14th century


DULY Defined for English Language Learners

duly

adverb

Definition of duly for English Language Learners

  • : in the proper or expected way

  • : at the correct or expected time


DULY Defined for Kids

duly

adverb du·ly \ ˈdü-lē , ˈdyü- \

Definition of duly for Students

: in a due or appropriate manner, time, or degree
  • Preparations were duly made.

Law Dictionary

duly

adverb du·ly \ ˈdü-lē, ˈdyü- \

legal Definition of duly

: in a due manner or time
  • failed to duly deliver


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