duly

adverb
du·ly | \ˈdü-lē also ˈdyü- \

Definition of duly 

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

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Examples of duly in a Sentence

They were duly impressed by her speech. The objections were duly noted. The singer duly appeared back on stage for an encore.
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In short, the mission change should have been duly reported — and noted — by military officials from West Africa to Stuttgart. Anchorage Daily News, "Soldier in disastrous U.S. mission in Niger had warned of gaps in readiness, defense officials say," 20 Mar. 2018 In short, the mission change should have been duly reported — and noted — by military officials from West Africa to Stuttgart. Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons-neff And Eric Schmitt, New York Times, "Soldier in Bloody Niger Mission Had Warned of Gaps, Defense Officials Say," 19 Mar. 2018 The signal was duly noted, Clinton's advisor for North Korea, Wendy Sherman, recalled in an interview with NBC News Friday. NBC News, "Why North Korea's 'special delivery' letter was so warmly received in the Oval Office," 1 June 2018 With that disclaimer duly noted, here are SI.com’s grades for every coaching change in the six high-major conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC), plus two other prominent programs outside of that group. Chris Johnson, SI.com, "Grading the Major-Conference Moves of the College Hoops Coaching Carousel," 17 Apr. 2018 After Roe has been duly chipped away at, an outright reversal would look more plausible. Dylan Matthews, Vox, "America under Brett Kavanaugh," 11 July 2018 Judges duly appoint an attorney, selecting from one of the two normally present in the court. Hamza Hendawi, Washington Post, "A neighbor’s word can bring death sentence in Iraq IS trials," 9 July 2018 Judges duly appoint an attorney, selecting from one of the two normally present in the court. Hamza Hendawi, Fox News, "A neighbor's word can bring death sentence in Iraq IS trials," 9 July 2018 Seconds later, Tadic took the ball past left-back Ricardo Rodriguez, cut back on his favoured left foot and delivered a majestic cross that Mitrovic duly buried with his head. Patrick Galey, chicagotribune.com, "Xhaka, Shaqiri lead Switzerland to comeback victory over Serbia," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of duly

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of duly was in the 14th century

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More Definitions for duly

duly

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of duly

: in the proper or expected way

: at the correct or expected time

duly

adverb
du·ly | \ˈdü-lē, ˈdyü-\

Kids Definition of duly

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

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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