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The part of a statute or a law that delineates its purpose and scope.

Purview refers to the enacting part of a statute. It generally begins with the words be it enacted and continues as far as the repealing clause. The purview is distinguished from other parts of a statute, such as the title, preamble, and savings clauses.


noun ambit, area, arena, borderline, boundary, bounds, breadth, circumscription, compass, concern, confine, contemplation, delimitation, department, design, extent, latitudo, limit, limitation, limits, locus, magnitude, meaning, orbit, perimeter, plan, province, purpose, range, reach, scope, span, sphere, stretch, term, territory, view, zone
Associated concepts: purview of a statute
See also: area, coverage, jurisdiction, province, scope

PURVIEW. That part of an act of the legislature which begins with the words "Be it enacted," &c., and ends before the repealing clause. Cooke's R. 330 3 Bibb, 181. According to Cowell, this word also signifies a conditional gift or grant. It is said to be derived from the French pourvu, provided. It always implies a condition. Interpreter, h.t.

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Singh should himself declare to bring Prime Minister under the Lokpal purview.
Everybody should be brought under its (Lokpal's) purview," Gowda told reporters here.
Talking to reporters, after a meeting of the joint drafting committee for the Lokpal Bill, Kejriwal said: "The government was also opposed to bringing the conduct of Members of Parliament under the purview of Lokpal.
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Her pet issue appears to be combating school violence - a noble cause, but one that's entirely beyond the purview of an L.
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The new four-story building, which falls under the purview of the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, cost more than $70 million to build and showcases the university's best researchers in molecular and computational biology.
Although the fee is not under the cities' purview, the company has to justify the rate and show it is based on proper data.