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From Middle English survewe; equivalent to sur- +‎ view.


surview (third-person singular simple present surviews, present participle surviewing, simple past and past participle surviewed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To survey; to make a survey of.
    • Edmund Spenser
      to surview his ground


surview (plural surviews)

  1. (obsolete) A survey.
    • Bishop Robert Sanderson
      [] we are to take a second surview of our Abilities, to see if they be competently fit for that whereto our Inclination swayeth us; and if upon due unpartial examination we find they are, we may then follow the sway of our Inclination.