Word of the day

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purview (noun) – 1. The extent or range of activity, function, power, or competence; scope.
2. (a) Range of vision.
(b) Range of understanding or experience.
3. (Law) (a) The body or main part of a statute, as distinguished from its preamble.
(b) The general scope and coverage of a statute.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Mid-15th century, “body of a statute,” from Anglo-French purveuest “it is provided,” or purveu que “provided that” (late 13th century), clauses that introduced statutes in old legal documents, from Anglo-French purveu, Old French porveu (Modern French pourvu) “provided,” past participle of porveoir “to provide,” from Latin providere “look ahead, prepare, supply, act with foresight,” from pro “ahead” + videre “to see” (from PIE root *weid- “to see”). Sense of “scope, extent” is first recorded 1788 in “Federalist” (Madison). Modern sense and spelling influenced by view.


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