ambage


am·bage

noun \ˈam-bij\
plural am·ba·ges \am-ˈbā-(ˌ)jēz, ˈam-bi-jəz\

Definition of AMBAGE

1
archaic :  ambiguity, circumlocution —usually used in plural
2
plural archaic :  indirect ways or proceedings

Origin of AMBAGE

back-formation from Middle English ambages, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin, from ambi- + agere to drive — more at agent
First Known Use: 14th century

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