Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Movable; revocable; subject to change. Ambulatoria voluntas (a changeable will) denotes the power which a testator possesses of altering his will during his llfe-time. Hattersley v. Bissett, 50 N. J. Eq. 577, 25 All. 332 The court of king's bench in England was formerly called an "ambulatory court," because it followed the king's person, and was held sometimes In one place and sometimes in another. So, in France, the supreme court or parliament was originally ambulatory. 3 BL Comm. 38, 39, 41. The return of a sheriff has been said to be ambulatory untll it ls filed. Wilmot, J., 3 Burr. 1644.