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In an abandoned manner; specifically (a) without moral or sexual constraint, profligately; (b) without bounds or restriction, freely.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Bernard Mandeville (bap. 1670, d. 1733), physician and political philosopher. From abandoned + -ly. With the specific uses compare abandon.
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