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1So as to be well received or favourably accepted; gratifyingly, pleasingly. In later use also: acceptably, satisfactorily; in a manner that is tolerated or permitted.
2As is accepted generally or by the speaker; admittedly.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Ben Jonson (?1573–1637), poet and playwright. From accepted + -ly.
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