Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a just or fair manner; rightfully.
  • adv. With a just or fair use of language; with good reason, properly.
  • adv. With great precision; accurately, exactly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a just manner; in conformity to law, justice, or propriety; by right; honestly; fairly; accurately.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a just manner; in conformity to reason, law, or justice; by right; honestly; fairly; equitably: as, to deal justly; an opinion justly formed.
  • In conformity to fact or rule; accurately: as, his character is justly described.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with honesty
  • adv. in accordance with moral or social standards

Etymologies

From just +‎ -ly. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In which censure I think I am no tyrant, which the philosopher names the worst of wild beasts; I am sure I am no flatterer, which he calls justly, the worst of tame beasts, — Kai tauta men dē tauta.

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

  • Those nations however, who did not of themselves raise up their eyes unto heaven, nor returned thanks to their Maker, nor wished to behold the light of truth, but who were like blind mice concealed in the depths of ignorance, the word justly reckons "as waste water from a sink, and as the turning-weight of a balance -- in fact, as nothing;"

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • To treat a man justly is to treat him as God would have him treated, and this involves a recognition of his value as a person and not simply a recognition of his membership within a certain class.

    The Continuing World Conflict

  • Reduce them to a clause or to a phrase; and if a word justly expresses the relative importance of the thought, reduce its expression to a single word.

    English: Composition and Literature

  • ‘Abidan, they say the consciousness of doing justly is the best basis of a happy mind.’

    Chapter 3 - Part IX

  • Fair warning was indeed given them, by Isaiah and other prophets of the Lord, of this desolation; but they slighted that notice, and would give no credit to it, and therefore justly is it so ordered that they should have no other notice of it, but that partly through their own security, and partly through the swiftness and subtlety of the enemy, when it came it should be a perfect surprise to them.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • If we be barren and unfruitful towards God, justly is the earth made so to us.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • That they come from within, from the corrupt nature, the carnal mind, the evil treasure in the heart; justly is it said, that the inward part is very wickedness, it must needs be so, when all this comes from within.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • Shemaiah was angry at Jeremiah's advice to the captives to see to the building up of their families in Babylon, that they might be increased and not diminished, and therefore justly is he written childless there.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • I will strip her, and so expose her to cold, and expose her to shame; and justly is she exposed to shame that did shamefully, v. 5.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

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