Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb In a proper manner.
  • adverb At the expected time.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adverb at the proper time

Etymologies

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

[Middle English duely, from due, due; see due.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English duweliche ("rightly, properly"), from dewe ("due") + -liche ("-ly")

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