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23:07 Nov 6, 2007
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general) / immigration
Spanish term or phrase: sufragio
From Colombia
The word SUFRAGIO used as a death threat

Summary of answers provided
5 +2obituary (note)
Marina Menendez
3 +1in suffrage

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obituary (note)

Es un uso exclusivo de Colombia

Denuncia de la APDH contra las amenazas de muerte vertidas contra periodistas ... Latina y especialmente en Colombia como "sufragio" o "esquela mortuoria". ...
www.llacta.org/organiz/coms/com353.htm - 11k

Marina Menendez
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 197
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you so much You knew before anyone else

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Margarita Gonzalez: Si, en este contexto, sin duda.
10 mins
  -> Tuve que investigar, no lo sabía. Mil gracias Marga!

agree  Juan Jacob: ¡Ah!, esto tiene más sentido... una nota tipo "your next".
1 hr
  -> Muchas gracias! Así parece. Extrañas costumbres las de Colombia...
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in suffrage

for the passing of... seems to be the equivalent of "en sufragio por X". Interesting bit of data below.

Note added at 3 hrs (2007-11-07 02:53:52 GMT)

The obituary comes from the phrase "en sufragio por el alma de Fulano". It's the equivalent of the "ecclesiastical litany" referred to in the Latin link.

    Reference: http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/STE_SUS/SUFFRAGE_Lat_suffragiu...
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Asker: THank you but in Colombia it is used as an obituary hence a death threat

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agree  Maria523
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