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Ambulatory

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

An ambulatory court was the former name of the Court of King's Bench in England. It would convene wherever the king who presided over it could be found, moving its location as the king moved.

An ambulatory disposition is a judgment, decree, or sentence that is subject to change, amendment, or revocation.

A will is considered ambulatory because as long as the person who made it lives, it can always be changed or revoked.

ambulatory

adjective able to be altered, alterative, amendable, amendatory, changeable, emendable, modifiable, movable, mutable, not fixed, permutable, renunciatory, repudiative, repudiatory, reversible, 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.
See also: itinerant, moving

ambulatory

revocable for the time being.
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