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ambit

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noun am·bit \ˈam-bət\

Simple Definition of ambit

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

Full Definition of ambit

  1. 1 :  circuit, compass

  2. 2 :  the bounds or limits of a place or district

  3. 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

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