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  1. ambitusnoun

    the range of a melody, especially those of ecclesiastical chants

    Etymology: . See ambit, ambition.

  2. ambitusnoun

    The exterior edge or border of a thing, such as a leaf or shell.

    Etymology: . See ambit, ambition.

  3. ambitusnoun

    A canvassing for votes.

    Etymology: . See ambit, ambition.

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  1. Ambitusnoun

    the exterior edge or border of a thing, as the border of a leaf, or the outline of a bivalve shell

    Etymology: [L. See Ambit, Ambition.]

  2. Ambitusnoun

    a canvassing for votes

    Etymology: [L. See Ambit, Ambition.]


  1. Ambitus

    In ancient Roman law, ambitus was a crime of political corruption, mainly a candidate's attempt to influence the outcome of an election through bribery or other forms of soft power. The Latin word ambitus is the origin of the English word "ambition," which is another of its original meanings; ambitus was the process of "going around and commending oneself or one's protégés to the people," an activity liable to unethical excesses. In practice, bringing a charge of ambitus against a public figure became a favored tactic for undermining a political opponent. The Lex Baebia was the first law criminalizing electoral bribery, instituted by M. Baebius Tamphilus during his consulship in 181 BC. The passage of Rome's first sumptuary law the previous year suggests that the two forms of legislation are related; both were aimed at curbing wealth-based inequities of power and status within the governing classes. The temptation to indulge in bribery indicates that the traditional patron-client relationship was insufficient to gather enough votes to win election. The word ambitus for electoral corruption is a general term for the crime; defendants would have been charged under a specific statute. The 2nd-century BC Greek historian Polybius, a major source on the workings of the Roman constitution, makes the extravagant assertion that while Carthaginians acquire public office by openly offering gifts, the penalty at Rome for doing so is death. The point is perhaps that ambitus could be construed as treason under some circumstances.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ambitus in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ambitus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    be present or associated with an event or entity
    • A. obligate
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    • C. interrogate
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