Name"ly, adv.

1.

By name; by particular mention; specifically; especially; expressly.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

The solitariness of man ...God hath namely and principally ordered to prevent by marriage. Milton.

2.

That is to say; to wit; videlicet; -- introducing a particular or specific designation.

For the excellency of the soul, namely, its power of divining dreams; that several such divinations have been made, none an question. Addison.

 

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