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formally

[fawr-muh-lee] /ˈfɔr mə li/
adverb
1.
in a formal manner:
The store was formally opened on Tuesday.
2.
as regards form; in form:
It may be formally correct, but it is substantively wrong.
Origin of formally
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English. See formal1, -ly
Can be confused
formally, formerly.
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adv.

c.1400, "in good form," from formal + -ly (2). Meaning "in prescribed or customary form" is from 1560s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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