explicitly

adverb
ex·​plic·​it·​ly | \ ik-ˈspli-sət-lē How to pronounce explicitly (audio) \

Definition of explicitly

: in an explicit manner : clearly and without any vagueness or ambiguity We were explicitly warned about what could happen. The map shows explicitly where the fire alarms are located. … did not know about the ferrying of weapons to the rebels, an activity explicitly forbidden by Congress.— Neil A. Lewis

First Known Use of explicitly

circa 1657, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of explicitly was circa 1657

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“Explicitly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/explicitly. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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