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English translation: negligent

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Spanish term or phrase:cuasidelito
English translation:negligent
Entered by: Henry Hinds
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03:03 Nov 28, 2002
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: cuasidelito
"De comprobarse negligencia, los responsables podran ser procesados por cuasidelito de homicidio" Chilean newspaper.
Is there a difference between "delito" and "cuasidelito", or is it just newspaper "jargon"?

Thanks a lot :-)
xxxAVA
negligent
Explanation:
...homicide, in this case manslaughter is also an option, but the term can also be applied to many types of crimes in the "negligent" sense; that is not in bad faith nor willful but with negligence.
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Henry Hinds
Local time: 03:53
Grading comment
I guess your legal experience has a lot of weight. Thank you all so much. I can't use the Cuasi delict since this is targeted to "us, the every day people" with little or none legal knowledge.
As I usually feel in these cases, wish I could share points amongst you all for your help.

Thanks again
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
5 +1negligent
Henry Hinds
5Quasi delictPatricia CASEY
3 +1homicidio culposo
Maria Celia Costanzo
3Quasi crime
Andrea Ali


Discussion entries: 2





  

Answers


2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Quasi crime


Explanation:
Diccionario La Ley

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I think it\'s not jargon but you\'d better wait for a specialist to confirm the difference between the two terms :^)
But this link might help you understand the difference
http://www.rms.cl/rms_18/rms_18_marco_legal_est_med.htm


Andrea Ali
Argentina
Local time: 06:53
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 151
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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
homicidio culposo


Explanation:
Cuasidelito: Acción dañosa para otros que uno ejecuta sin ánimo de hacer mal, o de la que, siendo ajena, debe uno responder por algún motivo.

Ref: Babylon


    Reference: http://www.lasemanajuridica.cl/LaSemanaJuridica/1056/article...
Maria Celia Costanzo
Local time: 06:53
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 17

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Andrea Ali: homicidio culposo es dar muerte a una persona sin intención. Con intención=doloso. Crime no es homicidio sino cualquier acción que quebrante una ley :^)
3 mins
  -> pero este sí es homicidio...

agree  Luis Arri Cibils
10 mins
  -> Gracias Luis!
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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
Quasi delict


Explanation:
Babylon

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Note added at 2002-11-28 03:20:06 (GMT)
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QUASI DELICT - An act whereby a person, without malice, but by fault, negligence or imprudence not legally excusable, causes injury to another.

A quasi delict may be public or private; the neglect of the affairs of a community, when it is our duty to attend to them, may be a crime; the neglect of a private matter, under similar circumstances, may be the ground of a civil action.

Law Library

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DELICT - The act by which one person, by fraud or malignity, causes some damage or tort to some other. In its most enlarged sense, it includes all kinds of crimes and misdemeanors; even the injury caused by another, either voluntarily or accidentally without evil intention. However, delicts are more commonly understood as small offences which are punished by a small fine or a short imprisonment.

Delicts are either public or private: The public are those which affect the whole community by their hurtful consequences; The private is that which is directly injurious to a private individual.



Patricia CASEY
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:53
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15 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
negligent


Explanation:
...homicide, in this case manslaughter is also an option, but the term can also be applied to many types of crimes in the "negligent" sense; that is not in bad faith nor willful but with negligence.


    Exp.
Henry Hinds
Local time: 03:53
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 25965
Grading comment
I guess your legal experience has a lot of weight. Thank you all so much. I can't use the Cuasi delict since this is targeted to "us, the every day people" with little or none legal knowledge.
As I usually feel in these cases, wish I could share points amongst you all for your help.

Thanks again

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  LoreAC
11 hrs
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