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English definition of “formally”

formally

adverb    /ˈfɔr·mə·li/
in an official way: You will receive a letter formally confirming your appointment as professor of English.
(Definition of formally adverb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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