- that which is provided or enacted in a statute, as distinguished from the preamble.
- the purpose or scope of a statute.
Origin of purview
Examples from the Web for purview
From his purview, our visit and interest had brought excitement to him and his peers.
I have recently established a web site containing a summary of what actually will be done within the purview of our research.
Treaty compliance issues are the purview of the State Department.Pentagon Moves to Block Russian Spy Plane in American Skies|Eli Lake|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The judge and the lawyers broke for a sidebar, outside the purview of the jury, the media, and the public.‘You’re a F—cking Liar’: Whitey Bulger and the FBI’s Sordid History|T.J. English|July 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As it is in occupied territory, CHEJS falls under the purview of the IDF, so the army appoints the members of the council.
The Azbegs will have omitted from their purview of affairs that Tahmsps men were veterans.The Bbur-nma in English|Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
Previous to 1902 clubs in England had not come within the purview of the licensing system.
Therefore it might come within the purview of the discussion on Rollit's motion.
Simultaneously Robert and I removed ourselves from the purview of the door.All on the Irish Shore|E. Somerville and Martin Ross
These are among the questions that have influenced the mind of the writer in considering the purview of his book.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
British Dictionary definitions for purview
Word Origin for purview
Word Origin and History for purview
mid-15c., "body of a statute," from Anglo-French purveuest "it is provided," or purveu que "provided that" (late 13c.), clauses that introduced statutes in old legal documents, from Anglo-French purveu, Old French porveu (Modern French pourvu) "provided," past participle of porveoir "to provide," from Latin providere "make ready" (see provide). Sense of "scope, extent" is first recorded 1788 in "Federalist" (Madison). Modern sense and spelling influenced by view (n.).