expressly

adverb ex·press·ly \ ik-ˈspres-lē \

Definition of expressly

1 :in an express manner :explicitly
  • expressly rejected the proposal
2 :for the express purpose :particularly, specifically
  • made expressly for me

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First Known Use of expressly

14th century


EXPRESSLY Defined for Kids

expressly

adverb ex·press·ly \ ik-ˈspres-lē \

Definition of expressly for Students

:for the stated purpose :especially
  • We came expressly to see her.

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expressly

adverb ex·press·ly

legal Definition of expressly

:in an express manner :in definite and distinct terms
  • acceptance is expressly conditional

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