1 adv If you say that something duly happened or was done, you mean that it was expected to happen or was requested, and it did happen or it was done.
ADV before v
Westcott appealed to Waite for an apology, which he duly received.
2 adv If something is duly done, it is done in the correct way.
FORMAL ADV before v
...the duly elected president of the country.
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