1. The extent or range of activity, function, power, or competence; scope. See Synonyms at range.
a. Range of vision: "Craning her neck, [she] extends her purview to the faculty lounge" (Rachel Kadish).
b. Range of understanding or experience.
a. The body or main part of a statute, as distinguished from its preamble.
b. The general scope and coverage of a statute.
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