Definition of ambit in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈambɪt


[in singular]
  • The scope, extent, or bounds of something: a full discussion of this complex issue was beyond the ambit of one book
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    • 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'.

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