- that which is provided or enacted in a statute, as distinguished from the preamble.
- the purpose or scope of a statute.
Origin of purview
Purveu is the past participle of the verb porveeir, porveoir, purveer (and other variants) “to make available, provide, purvey,” from Latin prōvidēre “to see in advance, look ahead, take precautions, provide for, take measures.”
The current English spelling purview is due to the influence of view, itself from Anglo-French vew, vewe, vieu, vieue, view, ultimately from Vulgar Latin vidūta, the past participle of vidēre “to see.” Around the same time that we see the spelling purview, a metaphorical sense arose, “the range of operation, authority, control, concern, etc.,” a direct extension of the original sense. From this developed a more literal sense related to seeing, “the range of vision, insight, or understanding.”
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