Definitions

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

  • adverb Of necessity; inevitably.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a necessary manner; by necessity; so that it cannot be otherwise; inevitably.

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

  • adverb In a necessary manner; by necessity; unavoidably; indispensably.

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

  • adverb inevitably; of necessity

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

  • adverb in such a manner as could not be otherwise
  • adverb as a highly likely consequence
  • adverb in an essential manner

Etymologies

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necessary +‎ -ly

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