ambit


am·bit

noun \ˈam-bət\

: the range or limit that is covered by something (such as a law)

Full Definition of AMBIT

2
:  the bounds or limits of a place or district
3
:  a sphere of action, expression, or influence :  scope

Examples of AMBIT

  1. <many feel that church leaders stray outside of their proper ambit when they make specific political endorsements>

Origin of AMBIT

Middle English, from Latin ambitus, from ambire
First Known Use: 1597

Rhymes with AMBIT

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