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Abwicklung

English translation: settle

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11:57 Oct 19, 2007
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general) / Estates/Inheritance
German term or phrase: Abwicklung
"Sie bevollmächtigen mich mit der Abwicklung der Erbschaft nach X."

I'm unsure which English word (for Abwicklung) to use in this context relating to German inheritance law. This is from a solicitor's letter. The solicitor is clearly asking the recipient of the letter to give him/her power of attorney to ??? the estate of X.
Stephen Gobin
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:07
English translation:settle
Explanation:
As given in Dietl/Lorenz. Plus:

An administrator is a person appointed by the court to settle the estate of a person who ...
An executor is a person named in a will to settle the decedent's estate ...
http://www.oasthook.com/estate_planning_glossary.php

Another option would be "administer", although "settle" appears the more generic choice.
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xxxFrancis Lee
Local time: 10:07
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settle


Explanation:
As given in Dietl/Lorenz. Plus:

An administrator is a person appointed by the court to settle the estate of a person who ...
An executor is a person named in a will to settle the decedent's estate ...
http://www.oasthook.com/estate_planning_glossary.php

Another option would be "administer", although "settle" appears the more generic choice.

xxxFrancis Lee
Local time: 10:07
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agree  Amphyon
28 mins
  -> Thanks. Strange, isn't it? Perhaps I should have likewise written just a "*" to convince more colleagues?

agree  Paul Cohen: "settle" would be the safest bet, but I like "administer" too.
4 hrs

agree  Kcda: You deserve the points because of the explanation you have provided :)
10 hrs

agree  Sabine Akabayov, PhD: *
15 hrs

agree  Steffen Walter: Not that I'm aware of ;-))
3 days25 mins
  -> Cheers, Steffen. Are you following me? ;-)
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