Pur"view (?), n. [OF. purveu, pourveu, F. pourvu, provided, p. p. of OF. porveoir, F. pourvoir. See Purvey, View, and cf. Proviso.]

1. (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.


Profanations within the purview of several statutes. Bacon.


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.


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