In an abstract state or manner separately absolutely on it's own as matter abstractly considered
- in abstract terms
- In an abstract condition or fashion; independently; absolutely; by itself; because, matter abstractly considered.
late 14c., "on it's own, absolutely," from abstract (adj.) + -ly (2).
(adv.) In an abstract condition or manner; independently; definitely; on it's own; as, matter abstractly considered.
The first of these deals with the notion of duty, and endeavours to define the good or the ultimate end of action; the second lays out the scheme of concrete duties which are deducible from, or which, at least, are covered by, this abstractly stated principle.