Am"bu*la*to*ry (#), a. [L. ambulatorius.]

1.

Of or pertaining to walking; having the faculty of walking; formed or fitted for walking; as, an ambulatory animal.

2.

Accustomed to move from place to place; not stationary; movable; as, an ambulatory court, which exercises its jurisdiction in different places.

The priesthood . . . before was very ambulatory, and dispersed into all families. Jer. Taylor.

3.

Pertaining to a walk.

[R.]

The princess of whom his majesty had an ambulatory view in his travels. Sir H. Wotton.

4. Law

Not yet fixed legally, or settled past alteration; alterable; as, the dispositions of a will are ambulatory until the death of the testator.

 

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Am"bu*la*to*ry, n.; pl. Ambulatories (#). [Cf. LL. ambulatorium.] Arch.

A place to walk in, whether in the open air, as the gallery of a cloister, or within a building.

 

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