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11:32 Nov 13, 2003
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French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Law/Patents
French term or phrase: à titre infiniment subsidiaire
If "à titre subsidiaire" is generally recognised as "in the alternative" and
"à titre plus subsidiaire" as "in the further alternative", how do I translate this next one "à titre infiniment subsidiaire"
fionag
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5of very minor importanceJane Lamb-Ruiz
5minor alternative
lenkl
4most alternativelyjeanmarc
4in the extreme alternative case
Jacques Saleh
4in the extreme alternative
Parrot
3utmost alternative ?
Emérentienne


  

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à titre infiniment subsidiaire
utmost alternative ?


Explanation:
only a guess, I am not familiar with these legal delicacies

Emérentienne
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à titre infiniment subsidiaire
in the extreme alternative


Explanation:
I've tried this, anyway...

Parrot
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in the extreme alternative case


Explanation:
depending on context

Jacques Saleh
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of very minor importance


Explanation:
I do not agree that it means in the alternative. It means less important BUT in a legal document, it has a legal meaning also.

a titre infiniment subsidiarie

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For example,

OR

for a really unimportant reason

In any case, translating a titre de and subsidiaire without context is a fool\'s game for me..I can\'t do it

Jane Lamb-Ruiz
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à titre infiniment subsidiaire
minor alternative


Explanation:
As in minor alternative motions, submissions, etc.

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Note added at 7 hrs 50 mins (2003-11-13 19:23:07 GMT)
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\"as a minor alternative\" may be the phrase you\'re looking for, but you should give a little more context, otherwise I\'m guessing.
\"Subsidiaire\" does mean \"alternative\" in this legal context.

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most alternatively


Explanation:
in a statement of claims

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