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la responsabilité des hommes de l’art peut donc être engagée

English translation: the specialists can thus be held/found liable

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French term or phrase:la responsabilité des hommes de l’art peut donc être engagée
English translation:the specialists can thus be held/found liable
Entered by: David Mousseau
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08:25 Jul 7, 2008
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French term or phrase: la responsabilité des hommes de l’art peut donc être engagée
En l’absence de réglementation, le juge se base sur les normes en vigueur dans le pays, la responsabilité des hommes de l’art peut donc être engagée.

Relating to a service/procurement construction contract. This particular clause deals with material standards.

Thanks for your suggestions.
Ghyslaine LE NAGARD
New Caledonia
Local time: 05:19
the practitioners can thus be found liable
Explanation:
Well, in French, when you say "engager la responsabilité de quelqu'un", you find the person liable (i.e., responsable) for something.

However, I'd need more context to figure out to whom "les hommes de l'art" is referring. In general, "homme de l'art" means expert in the field, but in this case I put "practitioner" since I assume we are being a bit more specific: Were they previously mentioned in the text?

Anyway, I hope that is helpful! :)

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Note added at 1 hr (2008-07-07 09:27:47 GMT) Post-grading
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Another possible explanation would be "specialists/experts in the field can be consulted", or something of the sort.

I was relatively confident when I posted my first answer, but now I'm not so sure! I would need more context.
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David Mousseau
Canada
Local time: 14:19
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Thanks, that's perfect. That is what first came to mind but I wanted a confirmation.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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the practitioners can thus be found liable


Explanation:
Well, in French, when you say "engager la responsabilité de quelqu'un", you find the person liable (i.e., responsable) for something.

However, I'd need more context to figure out to whom "les hommes de l'art" is referring. In general, "homme de l'art" means expert in the field, but in this case I put "practitioner" since I assume we are being a bit more specific: Were they previously mentioned in the text?

Anyway, I hope that is helpful! :)

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Note added at 1 hr (2008-07-07 09:27:47 GMT) Post-grading
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Another possible explanation would be "specialists/experts in the field can be consulted", or something of the sort.

I was relatively confident when I posted my first answer, but now I'm not so sure! I would need more context.

David Mousseau
Canada
Local time: 14:19
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks, that's perfect. That is what first came to mind but I wanted a confirmation.

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neutral  rkillings: You can hold the person liable, but don't you have to go to court to have him found liable?
20 mins
  -> It's hard to tell here without more information. According to the information we have, a judge is making a decision about something, as though it were indeed a case in court. No?
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Changes made by editors
Jul 15, 2008 - Changes made by David Mousseau:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/97451">Ghyslaine LE NAGARD's</a> old entry - "la responsabilité des hommes de l’art peut donc être engagée" » "the specialists can thus be found liable"
Jul 7, 2008 - Changes made by Ghyslaine LE NAGARD:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/97451">Ghyslaine LE NAGARD's</a> old entry - "la responsabilité des hommes de l’art peut donc être engagée" » "the practitioners can thus be found liable"


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