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.
That which formally makes this [charity] a Christian
grace, is the spring from which it flows. --Smalridge.
You and your followers do stand formally divided
against the authorized guides of the church and rest of
the people. --Hooker.