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 for formally
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: with official authorization; "the club will be formally
             recognized" [syn: formally, officially]
      2: in a formal manner; "he was dressed rather formally" [ant:

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