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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.
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1. The extent or range of activity, function, power, or competence; scope. See Synonyms at range.
a. Range of vision: "Craning her neck, [she] extends her purview to the faculty lounge" (Rachel Kadish).
b. Range of understanding or experience.
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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. the range of operation, authority, concern, etc.
2. the range of vision, insight, or understanding.
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]
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|Noun||1.||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"
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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.
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1. An area within which something or someone exists, acts, or has influence or power:
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purview[ˈpɜːvjuː] N (frm) → ámbito m, esfera f
it comes within the purview of the law → esta dentro del ámbito or la esfera de la ley
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