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[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.
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  • Our ancestors would have had him hanged or shot and justly so.
  • If events unfolded this way in a novel, the author could be justly accused of straining credibility.
  • The trustees supported the presidents for a while-perhaps too long-justly grateful for services rendered in earlier times.
  • It's certainly something that can only be done justly when the crying needs are already met.
  • Taking a candidate's marital status into account in hiring is justly forbidden by law and best practices alike.
  • On the one hand, the best of what's been thought or said will be justly preserved and celebrated at the center.
  • After all, he is justly famous for making a spent political party electable again after endless years in opposition.
  • But her justly admired spectacle cannot entirely disguise a hollow centre.
  • Pakistanis justly point to their traditions of tolerance and hospitality.
  • Not because it was fair or unfair, but because it was justly acquired.
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
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