AskDefine | Define purview

Dictionary Definition

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

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  1. Scope or range of interest or control.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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