English translation: pp. (per procura/per procurationem)
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19:48 Feb 21, 2006
German to English translations [PRO] Law/Patents - Law (general) / Letter from attorney asking for an appeal
German term or phrase:pp.
pp. appears twice in this letter, once after the judg'es name, e.g. Judge---pp. and in the body of the letter after the attorney's name, ex.
The request was presented to you by the attorneys (name) pp.
Explanation: Used when signing a letter on someone else's behalf
The traditional way to use pp when signing a letter on someone else's behalf is to place it before one's own name rather than before the name of the other person. This is because the original Latin phrase per procurationem means ‘through the agency of’. However, pp is now often taken to mean ‘on behalf of’ and is placed before the name of the person who has not signed, and this has become standard practice in many offices.