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[dee-am-byuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
noun, plural de·am·bu·la·to·ries.
  1. ambulatory(def 6).
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Origin of deambulatory

1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin deambulātōrium, equivalent to Latin deambulā(re) to go for a walk (see de-, amble) + -tōrium -tory2
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Historical Examples of deambulatory

  • The plan consists of a nave, with aisles and lateral chapels, transept and choir, with a deambulatory at a slightly lower level.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1


  • It consists of a choir with deambulatory and apsidal chapels (the oldest part of the church), a transept, nave and aisles.