- The scope, extent, or bounds of something: a full discussion of this complex issue was beyond the ambit of one bookMore example sentences
- But they should not defy the managers of the State if they feel their actions are within the ambit of the law.
- We need to accept that the situation is now outside the ambit of canon law and the control of church personnel.
- This was granted two years ago on condition that the centre runs its programmes within the ambit of the law.
late Middle English (in the sense 'precincts, environs'): from Latin ambitus 'circuit', from ambire 'go round'.