Latin adverb, urgently, earnestly, in late Latin presently, at once;
originally a law term, but later a substitute for 'instantly'
From: The Ellis Correspondence:
Letters Written During 1686-1688, and Addressed to John Ellis, Esq.
Edited by George Agar Ellis
Volume I, 1829
CXXXIII. The Bishops Release from the Tower upon Bail. 16th June, 1688