One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
As a parenthetical insertion used to introduce a word or phrase as a correct version of that which precedes the insertion: correctly.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Sydney Smith (1771–1845), author and wit. From classical Latin rectē, lit. ‘in a straight line, rightly’ from rectus straight, upright + -ē, suffix forming adverbs.
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