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"ultraje violento a la honestidad"

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02:33 Sep 8, 2009
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general) / Dominican Penal Code
Spanish term or phrase: "ultraje violento a la honestidad"
How does one translate this term into English? This is in the context of castration.
Peter Anderson


Summary of answers provided
4 +1a violent affront to a person's physical integrity
Wendy Petzall
3 +1"a heinous assault upon one's very sexual nature"Robert Forstag


Discussion entries: 5





  

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22 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
a violent affront to a person's physical integrity


Explanation:
In Spanish, and particularly in penal codes, the word "honestidad" may also refer to sexual integrity (virginity, physical integrity) and also to honest behaviour in the same area, not just honesty in relationships or at work.
Also, taking into account the reference to castration, it probably refers more to physical integrity than to other meanings of "honesty".

Example sentence(s):
  • a violent affront to a person's physical integrity
  • a violation of one's physical integrity, physical being...
Wendy Petzall
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PRO pts in category: 7

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  eski: Actually, I'd opt for the second alternative: "A violation of one's...etc., in the 'Example sentences' above. Saludos:)) eski
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
"a heinous assault upon one's very sexual nature"


Explanation:




honestidad: (2.) Mas especificamente, algunos ordenamientosusan el termino honestidad para referirse al honor sexual de un individuo, a su correcta conducta sexual, y al respecto que este merece en lo relacionado con sus practicas eroticas. [Source: Diccionario Hispanoamericano de Derecho]

Thanks to wmpetzall for making me aware of this meaning, corrobarated by the above source. Nevertheless, if the case involves castration, the word "affront" seems far too mild. In addition, the specific meaning in this context of honestidad has to do with *sexual identity and conduct* specifically, and not merely *physical integrity* in general.

Suerte.

Robert Forstag
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 653

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  teju: Without any more context, I'd say this is correct.
9 hrs
  -> Thank you, Teju.
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