AskDefine | Define ambit

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ambit n : an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power" [syn: scope, range, reach, orbit, compass]

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  1. The sphere or area of control and influence of something.
    • 1913, Gilbert Parker, The Judgment House, ch. 34,
      He had invited Destiny to sweep him up in her reaping, by placing himself in the ambit of her scythe.
  2. A circuit, or a boundary around a property.


sphere or area of control and influence of something
circuit, or a boundary around a property

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