Purview meaning

pûrvyo͝o
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 extent or range of control, activity, or concern; province.
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The body and scope of an act or bill.
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Range of sight or understanding.
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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 scope of a statute.
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Scope or range of interest or control.
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(law) The enacting part of a statute.
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Range of understanding.
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The extent or range of activity, function, power, or competence; scope.
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Origin of purview

  • Alteration (influenced by view) of Middle English purveu proviso from Anglo-Norman purveu est it is provided (from the use of this word to introduce a proviso) past participle of purveier to provide purvey

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary