Try Our Apps


Gobble up these 8 terms for eating


[juhst-lee] /ˈdʒʌst li/
in a just manner; honestly; fairly:
Deal justly with the prisoners.
in conformity to fact or rule; accurately.
deservedly; as deserved.
Origin of justly
1300-50; Middle English; see just1, -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for justly
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • (a) The simplest form is the Nonsense Story, as it may be justly called.

    Short Story Writing Charles Raymond Barrett
  • Now, I can relieve your mind from part of the load by which it has been justly oppressed.

  • Or take a poet like Virgil again—if Virgil can be justly called a poet.

    Peter Binney Archibald Marshall
  • You are confronted with this man, you monster there; not to be spared, but to be dealt with justly.

  • Similarly, in bright water the Silver Doctor is a universal favourite, and justly so.

    Chats on Angling H. V. Hart-Davis
Word Origin and History for justly

early 14c., "in an adjacent position, closely," from just (adj.) + -ly (2). Meanings "truthfully, honestly," "in an equitable manner, with justice, fairly" are from late 14c. Sense of "justifiably, with good reason" is from c.1400; that of "legally, legitimately, rightfully" is early 15c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for justly

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for justly