[ adverb ] according to reports or other information
"she was reportedly his mistress for many years"
Used in print(The Atlanta Constitution...)
During the election campaign , both candidates , Davis and Bush , reportedly received anonymous telephone_calls .(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
They figured prominently in the Balafrej government of May , 1958 , which the King was reportedly determined to keep in office until elections could be held .(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
The terms are fairly safe to use on this side of the ocean , but before you start spouting them to your date , it might be best to find_out if he was a member of Major_Pockmanster 's Delhi_Regiment , since resentment toward the natives was reportedly very high in_that outfit .