The adverb commonly in the sense of 'in common' is now obsolete as shown in this wikitionary:

  1. as a rule; frequently; usually

  2. (obsolete) in common; familiarly

Is there a single adverb ending with '-ly' that can be used instead of 'in common'?

Here's an example:

Intersecting lines have one point in common.

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    Please show us a sample sentence that would include the word you're seeking. Commented Nov 4, 2019 at 6:11
  • There's a long list of synonyms here but if you provide context it may help pin it down: thesaurus.com/browse/jointly?s=t
    – Stuart F
    Commented Nov 4, 2019 at 16:36
  • @aparente001 I've added an example. Thanks.
    – listeneva
    Commented Nov 5, 2019 at 2:11

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If two things have X in common, you can say the two things share X. You could also use the adverb jointly.

  • I guess this might work with the example sentence OP just provided: Lines r and s jointly pass through Point P. It's quite unusual -- but I guess it does satisfy OP's request. Commented Nov 5, 2019 at 4:06

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