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

 

ambit

 noun
noun
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 Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘precincts, an area’): from Latin ambitus ‘circuit’, from ambire ‘go round’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ambit