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English definition of “duly”

duly

adverb uk   /ˈdjuː.li/ us    /ˈduː-/
in the correct way or at the correct time; as expected: He knew he had been wrong, and duly apologized. She asked for his autograph and he duly obliged by signing her programme.Accurate and exact
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