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Adverb. May 25, 2012, Word of the Day


Just as in regular English, it means, "in accordance with what is required or appropriate." But, amongst people well-versed in officialese, "duly" is used superfluously to indicate formality and solemnity.


"Duly do the needful."

"They duly consummated their marriage last night. I duly observed. From the neighbouring window."

In 'Meri Brother ki Dulhan', Imran Khan duly falls in lau with his brother's would-be.

Added 2011-09-28 by TNagarTornado