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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