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 for Purview
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Purview \Pur"view\, n. [OF. purveu, pourveu, F. pourvu,
     provided, p. p. of OF. porveoir, F. pourvoir. See Purvey,
     View, and cf. Proviso.]
     1.
        (a) (Law) The body of a statute, or that part which begins
            with " Be it enacted, " as distinguished from the
            preamble. --Cowell.
        (b) Hence: The limit or scope of a statute; the whole
            extent of its intention or provisions. --Marshall.
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                  Profanations within the purview of several
                  statutes.                         --Bacon.
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     2. Limit or sphere of authority; scope; extent.
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              In determining the extent of information required in
              the exercise of a particular authority, recourse
              must be had to the objects within the purview of
              that authority.                       --Madison.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  purview
      n 1: the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated;
           "It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge" [syn:
           horizon, view, purview]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "purview":
     agency, agentship, ambit, assignment, authority, authorization,
     brevet, care, charge, clear sight, color vision, commission,
     commissioning, commitment, compass, cone vision, consignment, cure,
     day vision, daylight vision, delegated authority, delegation,
     deputation, devolution, devolvement, discernment, embassy,
     empowerment, entrusting, entrustment, errand, executorship,
     exequatur, extension, extent, eye, eye-mindedness, eyesight,
     factorship, farsight, farsightedness, field of view,
     field of vision, full power, horizon, jurisdiction, keen sight,
     ken, legation, license, lieutenancy, mandate, mission,
     night vision, office, orbit, perception, peripheral field,
     peripheral vision, perspicacity, perspicuity, photopia,
     plenipotentiary power, power of attorney, power of sight,
     power to act, procuration, proxy, quick sight, radius, range,
     reach, regency, regentship, responsibility, rod vision, scope,
     scotopia, seeing, sense of sight, sight, sightedness, sweep, task,
     trust, trusteeship, twilight vision, unobstructed vision,
     vicarious authority, vision, visual acuity, visual field,
     visual sense, warrant
  
  

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