purview (p[schwa]r-vyoo).

1. Scope; area of application.

2. The body of a statute following the preamble.

¡°The word ¡®purview¡¯ appears sometimes to be confined to so much of the body of the statute as would be left by omitting the exceptions, provisos, and savings clauses; and as the word is ambiguous, and not very useful at best, a wise course may be not to use it at all.¡± William M. Lile et al., Brief Making and the Use of Law Books 336 (3d ed. 1914).

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