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ambitus

[′am·bə·təs]
(biology)
The periphery or external edge, as of a mollusk shell or leaf.

ambitus

1. A small niche in underground Roman or Greek tombs, forming a receptacle for a cinerary urn.
2. In the Middle Ages, such a niche, but enlarged to admit a coffin.
3. In the Middle Ages, the consecrated ground surrounding a church.
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The diameter (in millimeters) was measured across two perpendicular points along the ambitus using calipers.
f) denique quaedam formae erroris mere accidentalis circa aliquam qualitatem alterius contrahentis, quae ex se non sunt causa nullitatis consensus matrimonialis, assumunt momentum irritans ex voluntate legislatoris in ambitu statuto in can.
quem sic ambit ambitus, idolorum servitus, templum sancti Spiritus non compaginatur.
Furthermore, his narrow acquittal--a tied vote--on a charge of ambitus in 116 before a jury composed of equites would have been much more decisive had he possessed exceptional influence over them.
En conferencia de prensa, Fernando Schutte y Elguero, representante de Ambitus Desarrollos, empresa encargada del plan inmobiliario, anuncio que este proyecto tendra como finalidad crear un nuevo concepto dentro de lo que hoy se conoce como el Hotel Vida en el Lago, en la poblacion cercana a Iguala.
In the current article, the term tropos will be used to refer to any scale that is defined by a characteristic intervallic configuration; whereas, the term mode will be used to refer to any of the eight members of the Byzantine modal system, known as Octaechos, that is defined by its ambitus and final.
Ciceron no sabe si denominado ambitus, circuitus, comprehensio, continuatio o circurnscriptio (3).
Its set of points is not to be used for combinatory purposes, but only to determine a particular position inside the ambitus of a physical component (Example 2).
the bass ambitus is respectively G-d' and F-b[b flat] we can be forgiven for reading something into the choice of clefs.
Since De consiliis suis, which was designed to reveal all, did not reveal the identity of the notorious nobleman, it is prima facie conceivable that he did not exist and that the meeting itself was a figment designed ad hoc in 64 to substantiate an envisaged charge of ambitus against Catiline and Antonius and their backers, and later discreetly forgotten when it was decided not to proceed with such a charge.
It is rather a pity that Crook felt it necessary to introduce his own designation of tonal types, rather than using that of Powers, which has become standard: where Powers used the clef of the highest part to indicate the clef combination or ambitus of the whole, Crook prefers to use the words `high' and `low'.
Interestingly, the Latin term for vote-buying, ambitus, has the same etymology as ambition.