Origin of ambit
Examples from the Web for ambit
They have come within the ambit of law enforcement by violating some law: drunk driving for example.
This approach easily sweeps Assange and WikiLeaks into its ambit.
Whether they are in the ambit covered by Madoff's alleged help to the SEC is not publicly known.
Is there jurisdiction in the Courts to review in such a context as this taking into account the ambit of ss.Judgments of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand on Proceedings to Review Aspects of the Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Mount Erebus Aircraft Disaster|Sir Owen Woodhouse, R. B. Cooke, Ivor L. M. Richardson, Duncan Wallace McMullin, and Sir Edward Somers
The correctional courts mentioned deal with the graver offences which are outside the ambit of the juge de paix.France|Gordon Cochrane Home
The whole surface of my ambit was spread out like a miniature map in my eye, and continues to be.Confessions of Boyhood|John Albee
I saw for the first time an horizon as an arc suggesting how wide is our ambit.The Sea and the Jungle|H. M. Tomlinson
But he determined the key to the solution lay within that ambit.If Winter Comes|A.S.M. Hutchinson
Word Origin for ambit
late 14c., "space surrounding a building or town; precinct;" 1590s, "a circuit," from Latin ambitus "a going round," past participle of ambire "to go round, to go about" (see ambient).