Definitions for "Formally"
Refers to actual intent of the individual. For example, a formal sin is what a person commits if they know or believe that the action they intend to commit is sinful. With reference to a pope, the person elected by the College of Cardinals becomes formally a pope when he comes to understand just what being pope really means and accepts the office with its obligations, responsibilities, and prerogatives.
In a formal manner; essentially; characteristically; expressly; regularly; ceremoniously; precisely.
in a formal manner; "he was dressed rather formally"
If you are offered a speech on an issue but feel that all has been said on the matter and do not wish to speak, then simply say ‘formally' and this will be understood as you waiving your speech.
with official authorization; "the club will be formally recognized"
in a technical way; according to the form or structure.