ambit

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noun am·bit \ˈam-bət\

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 in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of ambit

Middle English, from Latin ambitus, from ambire


First Known Use: 1597


AMBIT Defined for English Language Learners

ambit

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noun am·bit \ˈam-bət\

Definition of ambit for English Language Learners

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



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