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[last-lee, lahst-] /ˈlæst li, ˈlɑst-/
in conclusion; in the last place; finally.
Origin of lastly
1325-75; Middle English lestely. See last1, -ly Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for lastly


at the end or at the last point
sentence connector
in the end; finally: lastly, he put on his jacket
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Word Origin and History for lastly

late 14c., from last (adj.) + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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