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Purview

statute

The part of a statute or a law that delineates its purpose and scope.

Purview refers to the enacting part of a statute. It generally begins with the words be it enacted and continues as far as the repealing clause. The purview is distinguished from other parts of a statute, such as the title, preamble, and savings clauses.

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almost 10 years ago

According to the OED, purview also referred to savings clauses, or provisos, within the statute. The given meaning is the usage "purveu est", but a second form, "purveu que", was used to introduce savings clauses.