ambulatory


ambulatory
am·bu·la·to·ry /'am-byə-lə-ˌtōr-ē/ adj [Latin ambulatorius, literally, movable, transferable, from ambulare to walk, move, be transferred]: capable of being altered
a will is ambulatory until the testator's death

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

ambulatory
I adjective able to be altered, alterative, amendable, amendatory, changeable, emendable, emendatory, modifiable, movable, mutable, not fixed, permutable, renunciatory, repudiative, repudiatory, reversible, reversional, revisional, revisory, revocable, revocatory, subject to change, variable associated concepts: ambulatory deed, ambulatory patient, ambulatory will foreign phrases:
- Ambulatoria est voluntas defuncti usque ad vitae supremum exitum. — The will of a deceased person is ambulatory until the latest moment of life
II index itinerant, moving (in motion)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


ambulatory
revocable for the time being.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


ambulatory
Movable; revocable; subject to change; capable of alteration.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


ambulatory
Movable; revocable; subject to change; capable of alteration.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • Ambulatory — • A cloister, gallery, or alley; a sheltered place, straight or circular, for exercise in walking; the aisle that makes the circuit of the apse of a church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Ambulatory     Ambulatory …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Accustomed to move from place to place; not stationary; movable; as, an …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ambulatory — [am′byo͞o lə tôr΄ē, am′byələ tôr΄ē] adj. [L ambulatorius < ambulare: see AMBLE] 1. of or for walking 2. able to walk and not confined to bed [an ambulatory patient] 3. moving from one place to another; movable 4. Law that can be changed or… …   English World dictionary

  • ambulatory — adj ambulant, peripatetic, *itinerant, nomadic, vagrant ambulatory n *passage, passageway, aisle, gallery, cloister, arcade, hall, hallway …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ambulatory — [adj] changing position; able to move under own power ambulant, itinerant, nomadic, perambulant, perambulatory, peripatetic, roving, vagabond, vagrant; concept 584 Ant. steady, stiff, unchanging  …   New thesaurus

  • ambulatory — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to walking or able to walk. 2) movable; mobile. ► NOUN (pl. ambulatories) ▪ an aisle or cloister in a church or monastery …   English terms dictionary

  • ambulatory — ambulatorily, adv. /am byeuh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj., n., pl. ambulatories. adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or capable of walking: an ambulatory exploration of the countryside. 2. adapted for walking, as the limbs of many animals. 3. moving about …   Universalium

  • ambulatory — I. adjective Date: 1598 1. of, relating to, or adapted to walking; also occurring during a walk 2. moving from place to place ; itinerant 3. capable of being altered < a will is ambulatory until the testator s death > 4. a. able to walk about and …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ambulatory — Able to ambulate, to walk about, not bed ridden or hospitalized. * * * am·bu·la·to·ry am byə lə .tōr ē, .tȯr adj 1) of, relating to, or adapted to walking <ambulatory exercise> 2 a) able to walk about and not bedridden <an ambulatory… …   Medical dictionary


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