Definition of ambulatory:
- A place to walk in, whether in the open air, as the gallery of a cloister, or within a building.
- Accustomed to move from place to place; not stationary; movable; as, an ambulatory court, which exercises its jurisdiction in different places.
- Not yet fixed legally, or settled past alteration; alterable; as, the dispositions of a will are ambulatory until the death of the testator.
- Of or pertaining to walking; having the faculty of walking; formed or fitted for walking; as, an ambulatory animal.
- Pertaining to a walk.
A double ambulatory surrounds the seven- chapeled choir, which is further enclosed by a magnificent sculptured stone screen begun in the sixteenth century by Texier, who designed the marvellous north spire.- "The Cathedrals of Northern France", Francis Miltoun.
In England the spectacle of Punch and Judy is ambulatory; the bloodthirsty hero and the bereaved heroine roam the streets at large, and their arrival in any one avenue of traffic can never be predicted with certainty.- "A Book About the Theater", Brander Matthews.
Jackson, assuming to be an ambulatory government as he chased about with forces alternately advancing and fleeing, undertook, by his separate act, to detach Missouri from the Union and annex it to the Confederacy.- "From Fort Henry to Corinth", Manning Ferguson Force.