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23:26 Feb 13, 2005
French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general) / Franking machines for post rooms
French term or phrase: etablissement d'attache
This job involves translating a series of procedures for use by employees of a franking machine leasing company. The following sentence, which contains the phrase whose meaning I am seeking, is part of a description of what a franking machine does -- it prints on an envelope or a label "une empreinte mentionnant le nom de l’établissement postal ou du centre de traitement du courrier désigné dans les conditions particulières comme l’établissement d’attache et la date de dépôt des correspondances..."
Sidney Lightman
Local time: 06:48
English translation:See comment below... [Not for grading!]
Explanation:
Well, if it's anything like the same system as in the UK, when you 'buy' franking from the Post Office, you have to nominate a Post Office where you intedn to post the mail, or at least, where it will be processed; this will be the office to which you are 'attached' or belong.

So I would deduce that this is the 'issuing establishment' --- or at least, in other contexts it would be 'issuing', though maybe that's not quite right here...


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Note added at 4 days (2005-02-18 09:23:57 GMT) Post-grading
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Thanks, Sidney! As I said, I was pretty sure \'issuing\' wasn\'t exactly right, but I hoped at least the explanation might help lead you to the correct term... Generous of you to give me the points all the same! :-)
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Tony M
France
Local time: 07:48
Grading comment
Thanks, but "issuing" is not quite the right word here
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Tony M


  

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See comment below... [Not for grading!]


Explanation:
Well, if it's anything like the same system as in the UK, when you 'buy' franking from the Post Office, you have to nominate a Post Office where you intedn to post the mail, or at least, where it will be processed; this will be the office to which you are 'attached' or belong.

So I would deduce that this is the 'issuing establishment' --- or at least, in other contexts it would be 'issuing', though maybe that's not quite right here...


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Note added at 4 days (2005-02-18 09:23:57 GMT) Post-grading
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Thanks, Sidney! As I said, I was pretty sure \'issuing\' wasn\'t exactly right, but I hoped at least the explanation might help lead you to the correct term... Generous of you to give me the points all the same! :-)

Tony M
France
Local time: 07:48
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 543
Grading comment
Thanks, but "issuing" is not quite the right word here

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Assimina Vavoula
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