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Spanish to English translations [PRO] Law/Patents - Law (general)
Spanish term or phrase:devolviendo el presente
Context: It's in a letter from Spanish authorities to Irish authorities requesting that the latter provide assistance by taking a statement from the victim of an assault.
Por lo que recabo la cooperación de ese Tribunal al objeto de que se practiquen las diligencias que abajo se indica y ***devolviendo el presente*** por el mismo conducto de su recibo.
I would expect "el presente" to mean "the present document" (a "letter rogatory"), but that doesn't make sense to me. Common sense seems to suggest that what they want returned is the statement that is being requested.
My provisional translation based on what I think makes sense:
I hereby formally request that the competent authorities cooperate by carrying out the measures indicated below and returning the statement obtained via the same channel by which this document is received.
Am I missing something? Can anyone bridge what strikes me as a gap between the words and the meaning? Help!
That's a possibility, Rebecca. I don't have such a document and there's no other reference to it. If no one else can make sense of it, I'll have to check up on that possibility. At another point they do refer to a medical report "que se adjunta". Thanks -- that explanation hadn't occured to me.
Perhaps it would be too good to be true, but I don't suppose there is a document attached that the Irish authorities have to fill out is there? A form of some sort? That would make sense.
13:33 May 18, 2005
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returning the present document via the same channel by which it was received
Explanation: It seems to me that what they mean is that THIS VERY SAME document they're writing and sending must be received by those authorities and SENT BACK signed or answered or filled in or even accompanying their answer. The overall idea it gives me is that the authorities have to send it back. Does this fit in with the rest of the document?? I hope this helps out!!!
Ivannia Garcia Local time: 07:19 Native speaker of: Spanish PRO pts in category: 4