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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ambulatory  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ambulatory  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ambulatory 
  adj  :  able  to  walk  about  "the  patient  is  ambulatory"  [syn:  {ambulant}] 




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