Definition of ambit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæmbɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæmbɪt//
[singular] (formal)
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the range of the authority or influence of something This case falls clearly within the ambit of the 2001 act. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘precincts, an area’): from Latin ambitus ‘circuit’, from ambire ‘go round’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ambit