karmic_serenity (karmic_serenity) wrote in 1word1day,

ambit \AM-bit\, noun:

1. Circuit or compass.

2. The boundaries or limits of a district or place.

3. An area in which something acts, operates, or has power or control; extent; sphere; scope.


Ambit is from Latin ambitus, "circuit," from ambire, "to go around," from amb-, "about, around" + ire, "to go."


The Department of Enterprise wanted a regulatory regime completely outside the ambit of the Central Bank.

-- Christine Newman, "Departments were having 'turf war', committee told", Irish Times, November 29, 2000

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