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Webster 1913 Edition


Formally

Form′al-ly

,
adv.
In a formal manner; essentially; characteristically; expressly; regularly; ceremoniously; precisely.
That which
formally
makes this [charity] a Christian grace, is the spring from which it flows.
Smalridge.
You and your followers do stand
formally
divided against the authorized guides of the church and rest of the people.
Hooker.

Webster 1828 Edition


Formally

FORM'ALLY

, adv.
1.
According to established form, rule, order, rite or ceremony. A treaty was concluded and formally ratified by both parties.
2.
Ceremoniously; stiffly; precisely; as, to be stiff and formally reserved.
3.
In open appearance; in a visible and apparent state.
You and your followers do stand formally divided against the authorized guides of the church, and the rest of the people.
4.
Essentially; characteristically.
That which formally makes this [charity] a christian grace, is the spring from which it flows.

Definition 2022


formally

formally

English

Adverb

formally (comparative more formally, superlative most formally)

  1. In a formal manner.
    He dressed quite formally - too formally for the occasion.
  2. In accordance with official procedure.
    He formally filed a complaint, which involved much paperwork.
  3. In accordance with rigorous rules.
    He proved it formally but gave his students no intuitive feel for the matter.

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