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[in singular] The scope, extent, or bounds of something:‘a full discussion of this complex issue was beyond the ambit of one book’
- ‘Most of this activity occurs outside the ambit of universities and schools.’
- ‘Of course, that is a matter totally outside the ambit of my remit tonight.’
- ‘If it is within the ambit of the Council to assist we should do so.’
- ‘If she was given the advice which she says she was within the ambit of the retainer, then another issue would arise.’
- ‘The question is whether these companies will fall within the ambit of the US legislation.’
- ‘Upon questioning, many of them referred this service as outside the ambit of their responsibilities.’
- ‘But they should not defy the managers of the State if they feel their actions are within the ambit of the law.’
- ‘The member's supplementary question is definitely outside the ambit of what I asked.’
- ‘Of late, Wattal has been seriously looking outside the ambit of working with pop artists.’
- ‘Not only is that question way outside the ambit of the original question, but it is simply mean and nasty.’
- ‘This was granted two years ago on condition that the centre runs its programmes within the ambit of the law.’
- ‘There are no possible grounds for challenging this decision, which fell well within the ambit of the judge's discretion.’
- ‘Clearly, the consequences of this challenge have wider implications than those within the ambit of the case itself.’
- ‘Often these matters can be rather wide ranging, but it does help to maintain order in the House if we try to keep within the ambit of a bill.’
- ‘No political party or group operating within the ambit of the Constitution has been threatened or prejudiced by it.’
- ‘It is alleged that he treated him negligently; but resolution of that issue also falls outside the ambit of this trial.’
- ‘It has not been shown that she went outside the generous ambit of the discretion given to her and in my judgment this appeal should be dismissed.’
- ‘We need to accept that the situation is now outside the ambit of canon law and the control of church personnel.’
- ‘There can be no room in the due process of criminal justice for the jury to import factors outside the ambit of factual evidence.’
- ‘A solution is most likely to fall outside the ambit of the Constitution.’
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘precincts, environs’): from Latin ambitus circuit, from ambire go round.
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