Definition of purview noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɜːvjuː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrvjuː//
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Word Originlate Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French purveu ‘foreseen’, past participle of purveier, from Latin providere ‘foresee, attend to’, from pro- ‘before’ + videre ‘to see’. Early use was as a legal term specifying the body of a statute following the words “be it enacted …”.Idioms
within/outside the purview of something
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(formal) within/outside the limits of what a person, an organization, etc. is responsible for; dealt /not dealt with by a document, law, etc. Local disputes are outside the purview of this legislation. The matter falls within the purview of the Select Committee.
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