from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An external boundary; a circuit.
- n. Sphere or scope. See Synonyms at range.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The sphere or area of control and influence of something.
- n. A circuit, or a boundary around a property.
- n. A span of actions, thoughts, or words.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Circuit or compass.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Compass or circuit; circumference; boundary: as, the ambit of a fortification or of a country.
- n. Extent; sphere; scope.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:
The TRC statement did not touch on the crucial issues of the case, namely the ambit and scope of the TRC's functions, and the conduct of Boraine in particular.
But in cases of under-bounding, acts of omission are the norm, wherein municipalities decide not to include particular neighborhoods within their ambit.
In my view, this is sufficient to bring the properties within the ambit of s. 7 (4) (a) such that the consent of the Executive Committee and Bishop is necessary.
Objections in parliament In parliament, the leader of the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, Sushma Swaraj, raised objections to the Bill because the prime minister is excluded from its ambit.
Referring then to his next Encyclical on social themes, the Holy Father said: It was on the point of being published when this crisis broke out and we held the text back in order to respond more adequately; within the ambit of our competencies, within the ambit of the Church's Social Doctrine, but with reference to the real facts of the current crisis.
Some investors say distressed assets can be viable if the ambit is widened.
On its face, it imposes a requirement that the President sign off on any votes within the ambit of the clause.
So the question is, what is the ambit of the clause?
This gets back to the question of whether compelling commerce is within the ambit of the commerce clause ....
A Westlaw ALLCASES search for “within the gambit of” uncovers 108 cases, and a quick eyeballing suggests that all or nearly all really do mean “within the ambit of.”