[ik-spres-lee] /ɪkˈsprɛs li/

for the particular or specific purpose; specially:
I came expressly to see you.
in an manner; explicitly:
I asked him expressly to stop talking.
for an express purpose; with specific intentions
plainly, exactly, or unmistakably

late 14c., “in detail, plainly,” from express + -ly (2). Meaning “for the express purpose” is c.1600.


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