In a just manner in conformity to law justice or propriety by right honestly fairly accurately
- relative to moral or personal requirements
- with sincerity
- In a simply manner; in conformity to legislation, justice, or propriety; by right; actually; relatively; precisely.
very early 14c., "in an adjacent position, closely," from just (adj.) + -ly (2). Meanings "truthfully, seriously," "in an equitable fashion, with justice, relatively" come from belated 14c. Sense of "justifiably, with good reason" is from c.1400; compared to "legally, legitimately, rightfully" is early 15c.
(a.) In a just manner; in conformity to legislation, justice, or propriety; by right; truly; relatively; accurately.
He may justly claim the merit of having guided the awakened psychological interest of British thinkers of the second half of the 19th century into fruitful channels.