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purview

the scope or range of something; responsibility, compass, extent: The job is within his purview.
Not to be confused with:
preview – the showing of a movie, play, etc. prior to its public opening; to see or show in advance: They always show previews before the movie.

pur·view

 (pûr′vyo͞o′)
n.
1. The extent or range of activity, function, power, or competence; scope. See Synonyms at range.
2.
a. Range of vision: "Craning her neck, [she] extends her purview to the faculty lounge" (Rachel Kadish).
b. Range of understanding or experience.
3. Law
a. The body or main part of a statute, as distinguished from its preamble.
b. The general scope and coverage of a statute.

[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; see purvey.]

purview

(ˈpɜːvjuː)
n
1. the scope of operation or concern of something
2. the breadth or range of outlook or understanding
3. (Law) law the body of a statute, containing the enacting clauses
[C15: from Anglo-Norman purveu, from porveeir to furnish; see purvey]

pur•view

(ˈpɜr vyu)

n.
1. the range of operation, authority, concern, etc.
2. the range of vision, insight, or understanding.
3.
a. the body, as distinguished from the preamble, of a statute.
b. the purpose or scope of a statute.
4. the full scope or compass of any document, statement, subject, etc.
[1225–75; Middle English purveu < Anglo-French: past participle of purveier to purvey]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.purview - the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated; "It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge"
ambit, range, scope, reach, compass, orbit - an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power"

purview

noun scope, reach, range, field, limit, extent, province, confine(s), orbit, sphere, compass, ambit That, however, was beyond the purview of the court; it was a diplomatic matter.

purview

noun
1. An area within which something or someone exists, acts, or has influence or power:
2. The extent of one's perception, understanding, knowledge, or vision:
Translations

purview

[ˈpɜːvjuː] N (frm) → ámbito m, esfera f
it comes within the purview of the lawesta dentro del ámbito or la esfera de la ley

purview

n (form)Rahmen m; (of department)Aufgabenbereich m, → Ressort nt; to come within/lie outside the purview of an inquirynoch/nicht mehr im Rahmen einer Untersuchung liegen
References in classic literature ?
As the other men he had known had stepped out of life, which was a way they had, so Harry Del Mar stepped out of Michael's purview of life as well as out of life itself.
Will it be said that the FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES of the Confederation were not within the purview of the convention, and ought not to have been varied?
That is where he comes within my purview. You have heard me speak of Professor Moriarty?"
Summary: Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Aug 23 (ANI): Cigarettes worth Rs 10 lakh were seized during search operations by taskforce police on Thursday here within the purview of city police commissionerate.
He said that Mayor Sukkur Arslan Shaikh has already directed to cover various areas falling in purview, adding that the residents must play their role by carrying out plantation in and around their residences to help protect environment.
He also said that measures will be taken to bring all Madrasa schools under the purview of the Ministry of Education.
The banking court rejected the anti-graft body's request, stating that issue did not fall within the purview of the banking court and dismissed the application.
3(2) and 11(2)(e) Insurance claim against Postal Life Insurance Insurance Tribunal, jurisdiction of Scope--Management Board of Postal Life Insurance ("the Board") was a body corporate, therefore, on the basis of its powers to manage, maintain, control and operate the postal insurance business, the case would fall within the purview of S.
Anwar, who is not part of the Cabinet, said he was invited to the discussion when a Twitter user questioned the PKR president and pointed out that such talks should fall under the purview of Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.
There is an underlying bank account for payment systems which is under the purview of banking system regulation that is already vested with the central bank.
According to Punjab government sources to protect and ensure the rights and privileges including the salaries of domestic servants this segment of society will also be brought under the purview of Labour Laws.
The institutions have been selected after assessing the financial management and the performance of all the 837 public institutions coming under its purview through a computerized information management system.