2. That which is provided; provisions; food.
3. (Eng. Law) A providing necessaries for the sovereign by buying them at an appraised value in preference
to all others, and oven without the owner's consent. This was formerly a royal prerogative, but has long
been abolished. Wharton.
(Pur*vey"or) n. [OE. porveour, OF. pourveor, F. pourvoyeur. See Purvey, and cf. Proveditor.]
1. One who provides victuals, or whose business is to make provision for the table; a victualer; a caterer.
2. An officer who formerly provided, or exacted provision, for the king's household. [Eng.]
3. a procurer; a pimp; a bawd. Addison.
(Pur"view) n. [OF. purveu, pourveu, F. pourvu, provided, p. p. of OF. porveoir, F. pourvoir.
See Purvey, View, and cf. Proviso.]
1. (a) (Law) The body of a statute, or that part which begins with " Be it enacted, " as distinguished
from the preamble. Cowell. (b) Hence: The limit or scope of a statute; the whole extent of its intention
or provisions. Marshall.
Profanations within the purview of several statutes.Bacon.
2. Limit or sphere of authority; scope; extent.
In determining the extent of information required in the exercise of a particular authority, recourse must
be had to the objects within the purview of that authority.Madison.
(Pus) n. [L., akin to Gr. and to E. foul: cf. F. pus. See Foul, a.] (Med.) The yellowish white
opaque creamy matter produced by the process of suppuration. It consists of innumerable white nucleated
cells floating in a clear liquid.
(Pu"sane) n. (Anc. Armor) A piece of armor for the breast; often, an addition to, or reënforcement
of. the breastplate; called also pesane.
(Pu"sey*ism) n. (Ch. of Eng.) The principles of Dr. Pusey and others at Oxford, England,
as exhibited in various publications, esp. in a series which appeared from 1833 to 1841, designated "
Tracts for the Times;" tractarianism. See Tractarianism.