Purview definitions

pûr'vyo͝o'
The body and scope of an act or bill.
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The extent or range of control, activity, or concern; province.
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Range of sight or understanding.
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The extent or range of activity, function, power, or competence; scope.
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Purview is defined as the range of control, concern or function.

An example of purview is the extent to which a local government has power over the citizens.

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The main part of a statute, as distinguished from its preamble or post script; scope; area of operation.
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(law) The enacting part of a statute.
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(law) The scope of a statute.
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Scope or range of interest or control.
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Range of understanding.
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Origin of purview

From Middle English purveu (“proviso"), from Anglo-Norman purveuest (“it is provided"), or purveu que (“provided that") (statutory language), from Old French porveu (“provided"), past partiple of porveoir (“to provide"), from Latin provideo (See provide). Influenced by view and its etymological antecedants.