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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In a proper manner: a duly appointed official.
  • adv. At the expected time.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a due, fit, or becoming manner; as it ought to be; properly.
  • adv. Regularly; at the proper time.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a due, fit, or becoming manner; as it (anything) ought to be; properly; regularly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a due manner; when or as due; agreeably to obligation or propriety; exactly; fitly; properly.
  • n. Same as dulia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. at the proper time

Etymologies

Middle English duely, from due, due; see due.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English duweliche ("rightly, properly"), from dewe ("due") + -liche ("-ly") (Wiktionary)

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