Meaning of formally

for•mal•ly

Pronunciation: (fôr'mu-lē), [key]
— adv.
  1. in a formal manner: The store was formally opened on Tuesday.
  2. as regards form; in form: It may be formally correct, but it is substantively wrong.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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