ambit

noun am·bit \ ˈam-bət \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

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 in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of ambit

Middle English, from Latin ambitus, from ambire


AMBIT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of ambit for English Language Learners

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


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