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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Anglo-French
Origin: purveu est 'it is provided' (first words of a law)

purview

noun
     
pur‧view

within/outside the purview of somebody/something

formal within or outside the limits of someone's job, activity, or knowledge:
This matter comes within the purview of the Department of Health.

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