What does purview mean?

Definitions for purviewˈpɜr vyu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. horizon, view, purview(noun)

    the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated

    "It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge"


  1. purview(Noun)

    The enacting part of a statute.

  2. purview(Noun)

    The scope of a statute.

  3. purview(Noun)

    Scope or range of interest or control.

  4. purview(Noun)

    Range of understanding.

  5. Origin: From purveu, from purveuest, or purveu que (statutory language), from porveu, past partiple of porveoir, from provideo (See provide). Influenced by view and its etymological antecedants.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Purview(noun)

    the body of a statute, or that part which begins with " Be it enacted, " as distinguished from the preamble

  2. Purview(noun)

    the limit or scope of a statute; the whole extent of its intention or provisions

  3. Purview(noun)

    limit or sphere of authority; scope; extent

  4. Origin: [OF. purveu, pourveu, F. pourvu, provided, p. p. of OF. porveoir, F. pourvoir. See Purvey, View, and cf. Proviso.]


  1. PurVIEW

    PurVIEW is an integrated image display and viewing plug-in software package that incorporates stereoscopic viewing technology for ESRI ArcGIS 9. Essentially, PurVIEW is a photogrammetry-based data capture workstation that extend the ArcGIS environment. It converts Arc- desktops into precise stereo-viewing windows for geo-referenced aerial or space-borne imagery. Digitizing features directly yields positional accuracy comparable with photogrammetric mapping. Using ArcMap, geodatabase contents can be directly accessed and reviewed superimposed on standard geo-referenced 3-dimensional image models, revealing errors and omissions, or natural changes. PurVIEW's creators, International Systemap, are working with ESRI to develop seamless software integration for the 2010 release of ArcGIS 9.4. PurVIEW is suitable for a number of professional fields, such as mapping, geomatics, geology, forestry and mining.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Purview

    pur′vū, n. a condition or disposition: the part of a statute beginning with 'Be it enacted:' scope: limits. [O. Fr. pourvieupourvoir, to provide.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of purview in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of purview in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chuck Hagel:

    The base commander has been relieved. It is now in the purview of appropriate authorities, so I won't have anything to say specifically about that, but the commander has been relieved.

  2. Paul Ryan:

    Those are the things that I got elected to do, those are the things that are within our purview in Congress. So I'm working on making sure that we make good on our promises and fix people's problems. That's what's in my control, and that's what I'm focused on.

  3. President Hassan Rouhani:

    If the Americans take the appropriate steps and set them free, certainly the right environment will be open and the right circumstances will be created for us to do everything within our power and our purview to bring about the swiftest freedom for the Americans held in Iran as well.

  4. Mohammad Javad Zarif:

    These missiles do not even fall within the purview of 2231 and they are not illegal, iran will never use any means to attack any country, including our missiles. These are only for our defense. I challenge those who are complaining about Iran's missile program ... to make the same statement.

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