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Meaning of purview

pur•view

Pronunciation: (pûr'vy), [key]
— n.
  1. the range of operation, authority, control, concern, etc.
  2. the range of vision, insight, or understanding.
    1. that which is provided or enacted in a statute, as distinguished from the preamble.
    2. the purpose or scope of a statute.
  3. the full scope or compass of any document, statement, subject, book, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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