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]

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