- circumference; circuit.
- boundary; limit.
- a sphere of operation or influence; range; scope: the ambit of such an action.
- scope or extent
- limits, boundary, or circumference
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).