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related +‎ -ly


relatedly (comparative more relatedly, superlative most relatedly)

  1. In a related manner.
    • 1999, Christopher Lane, The Burdens of Intimacy, Chicago, →ISBN, page 263, note 23:
      Dellamora argues that Swinburne's "Anactoria" aims "to free desire" by making sexual difference and orientation "indeterminate" (77). Slightly earlier in Masculine Desire, he argues relatedly that Swinburne "enjoyed imagining such possibilities" as "male-male genital activity" (69).
    • 2006, Ellis Sandoz, Republicanism, Religion, and the Soul of America, Missouri, →ISBN, page 176, note 41:
      Voegelin remarks: "I got into these problems of mysticism as a teenager, not because of religious education in school (I went to a Protestant Sunday School), but because Hindus came to give lectures. But one must get it from somewhere." [] Elsewhere he remarked relatedly: "I can quite definitely see that I got the practice of meditation by reading Upanishads [] ."
  2. Used to indicate that the accompanying statement is related (connected) to a preceding statement or occurrence.
    • a. 2004, Dilys M. Hill, "Constitutional Reform", in, 2004, Raymond Plant, Matt Beech, and Kevin Hickson, editors, The Struggle for Labour's Soul, Routledge, →ISBN, page 224:
      While there is now a Department of Constitutional Affairs, there is no formal constitution. Relatedly, there is no fundamental questioning of the exercise of the prerogative powers by the Prime Minister, the position of the monarchy, and the relation between church and state.
    • a. 2006, Patricia Spyer, "Some Notes on Disorder in the Indonesian Postcolony", in, 2006, Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff, editors, Law and Disorder in the Postcolony, Chicago, →ISBN, page 206:
      [] a compulsive need to interpet and mine just about everything for hidden meaning, to see any trivial occurrence as a sign or omen of what might come. There is, relatedly, the drive to produce signs (headties, graffiti, and the like) for one's own community, for other social actors, for larger relevant audiences, and not the least, for the enemy Other.
  3. (rare) Used to indicate that the accompanying statement may not be true, but has been said to be true.
    • a. 2001, Mathieu Deflem, "International Police Cooperation in North America", in, 2001, Daniel J. Koenig and Dilip K. Das, editors, International Police Cooperation: A world perspective, Lexington, →ISBN, page 90:
      As noted earlier, cooperation between the United States and Mexico in police matters mostly revolves around the drug trade and has relatedly been hampered by the influence of corruption.


  • (indicating a statement is merely claimed to be true): allegedly, supposedly (both more common)