Origin: L. Ambiguitas, fr. Ambiguus: cf. F. Ambiguite.

The quality or state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty, particularly as to the signification of language, arising from its admitting of more than one meaning; an equivocal word or expression. "No shadow of ambiguity can rest upon the course to be pursued." (I. Taylor) "The words are of single signification, without any ambiguity." (South)

(01 Mar 1998)