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loss by reason of First, ALTERNATIVELY, the second Defendant

Dutch translation: financiële schade/derving wegens de eerste gedaagde/aangeklaagde of de tweede gedaagde/aangeklaagde

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14:07 Jul 3, 2003
English to Dutch translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
English term or phrase: loss by reason of First, ALTERNATIVELY, the second Defendant
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problem is this alternatively in the sentence
Sonia Bloch
Local time: 15:12
Dutch translation:financiële schade/derving wegens de eerste gedaagde/aangeklaagde of de tweede gedaagde/aangeklaagde
Explanation:
Dictionary.com gives the following:

alternatively

\Al*ter"na*tive*ly\, adv. In the manner of alternatives, or that admits the choice of one out of two things.


Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.


alternatively

adv : in place of, or as an alternative to; "Felix became a herpetologist instead"; "alternatively we could buy a used car" [syn: as an alternative, instead, or else]

I think alternatively in this context means 'or'. If the first defendant is not responsible for the loss then the second one is. More context would have helped since now I am not sure what kind of loss we are talking about nor what kind of court case, if any.

I hope this helps!
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Marijke Singer
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:12
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bedankt
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4 +1financiële schade/derving wegens de eerste gedaagde/aangeklaagde of de tweede gedaagde/aangeklaagde
Marijke Singer


  

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financiële schade/derving wegens de eerste gedaagde/aangeklaagde of de tweede gedaagde/aangeklaagde


Explanation:
Dictionary.com gives the following:

alternatively

\Al*ter"na*tive*ly\, adv. In the manner of alternatives, or that admits the choice of one out of two things.


Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.


alternatively

adv : in place of, or as an alternative to; "Felix became a herpetologist instead"; "alternatively we could buy a used car" [syn: as an alternative, instead, or else]

I think alternatively in this context means 'or'. If the first defendant is not responsible for the loss then the second one is. More context would have helped since now I am not sure what kind of loss we are talking about nor what kind of court case, if any.

I hope this helps!

Marijke Singer
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 144
Grading comment
bedankt

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Evert DELOOF-SYS: spot on, methinks ;)
15 mins
  -> Thank you! I read it and read it and couldn't see any other solution.
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