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Meaning of PURVIEW

Pronunciation:  'purvyoo

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated; "It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge"

PURVIEW is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: horizon, view
 See Also: ambit, compass, orbit, range, reach, scope



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pur"view\, n. [OF. purveu, pourveu, F. pourvu,
provided, p. p. of OF. porveoir, F. pourvoir. See {Purvey},
{View}, and cf. {Proviso}.]
   (a) (Law) The body of a statute, or that part which begins
       with `` Be it enacted, '' as distinguished from the
       preamble. --Cowell.
   (b) Hence: The limit or scope of a statute; the whole
       extent of its intention or provisions. --Marshall.

             Profanations within the purview of several
             statutes.                         --Bacon.

2. Limit or sphere of authority; scope; extent.

         In determining the extent of information required in
         the exercise of a particular authority, recourse
         must be had to the objects within the purview of
         that authority.                       --Madison.