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English definition of “formally”

formally

adverb     /ˈfɔːməli/
OFFICIALLY officially : The deal will be formally announced on Tuesday .Announcing, informing and stating
POLITELY in a polite way: They shook hands formally.Polite and respectfulPolite and respectful
(Definition of formally adverb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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