2016年8月24日 星期三

Purview; Mittelstand, Corp., confines


The Clinton campaign pointed this out in its response to the AP story. The AP included Melinda Gates, for example, in its tally of donors whom Clinton met with while at State.

"Melinda Gates is a world-renowned philanthropist whose foundations works to address global health crises and eradicate disease in the developing world," Fallon said in his statement. "Meeting with someone like Melinda Gates is squarely in the purview of America's top diplomat, whose job involves confronting these game global challenges."


He was the embodiment of the Mittelstand, the corps of family-owned businesses that form the backbone of German manufacturing. Mr. Merckle, however, dared to step beyond the conservative confines of most German family entrepreneurs and delved into debt and complicated financial transactions to lighten his tax burden and enrich his empire.



corporation (BUSINESS)
group noun [C] (WRITTEN ABBREVIATION Corp.)
a large company or group of companies that is controlled together as a single organization:
a multinational corporation
the British Broadcasting Corporation
She didn't want to work for a big corporation where everything was so impersonal.

confine
n. (kŏn'fīn')
  1. confines
    1. The limits of a space or area; the borders: within the confines of one county.
    2. Restraining elements: wanted to escape the confines of corporate politics.
    3. Purview; scope: a theory that is well within the confines of science.
    1. Archaic. A restriction.
    2. Obsolete. A prison.
[French confiner, from Old French, from confins, boundaries, ultimately from Latin cōnfīne, from neuter of cōnfīnis, adjoining : com-, com- + fīnis, border.]


purview 

Pronunciation: /ˈpəːvjuː/ 

NOUN

[IN SINGULAR] formal
1The scope of the influence or concerns of something:such a case might be within the purview of the legislation
1.1Range of experience or thought:social taboos meant that little information was likely to come within the purview of women generally

Origin

Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French purveu 'foreseen', past participle of purveier(see purvey). Early use was as a legal term specifying the body of a statute following the words ‘be it enacted …’.

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