• (British) IPA: /ˈdʒʌstli/

justly (comparative justlier, superlative justliest)

  1. In a just or fair manner; rightfully.
    • 1890, Robert Franklin Pennell, History of Rome:
      His valor, wisdom, and justice made him justly popular, but caused him to be regarded with suspicion at Rome.
  2. With a just or fair use of language; with good reason, properly.
    • 2012, Jay Newton-Small, ‘Gangless in Glasgow’, Time, 1 Oct 2011:
      But the city on the River Clyde can justly claim to have turned the tide.
  3. (obsolete) With great precision; accurately, exactly.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 14, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      It is a pleasant imagination to conceive a spirit iustly ballanced betweene two equall desires.

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