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1. with official authorization;
- Example: "the club will be formally recognized"
[syn: formally, officially]

2. in a formal manner;
- Example: "he was dressed rather formally"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Formally \Form"al*ly\, adv. In a formal manner; essentially; characteristically; expressly; regularly; ceremoniously; precisely. [1913 Webster] That which formally makes this [charity] a Christian grace, is the spring from which it flows. --Smalridge. [1913 Webster] You and your followers do stand formally divided against the authorized guides of the church and rest of the people. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]