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|Spanish to English translations [PRO]|
|Spanish term or phrase: sin generales de ley|
|comes in legal document after description of person (name, place of birth, etc.) then|
"... sin generales de ley para con las partes del asunto en cuestión."
|Please see explanation|
I guess that's a deposition; in order to understand the meaning you have to take "las generales de la ley para con las partes en cuestión".
It refers, at least in Argentine law, to any bias or preference a witness may have towards any of the parties.
It's a sort of formulaic statement.
This paragraph will help:
En segundo lugar, Hugo Fayanás fue preguntado sobre las generales de la ley, es decir, si es amigo íntimo o enemigo, si es deudor o acreedor, si es familiar o tiene algún parentesco con las partes (demandante y demandados) o si tiene algún interés directo en la resolución de la causa, a lo que el empresario contestó que no.
I can't give you the exact EN translation, Marian is the right person for that!
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|Thanks, I had normally understood 'generales de ley' to be personal details, marital status, etc., but was completely foxed to find it coming AFTER the person's details here (I don't know whether I gave sufficient context to indicate that). In this case your suggestion clarified matters completely! Incidentally, here in the UK it can be difficult to get hold of good spa/eng dictionaries with Latin American usage fully covered (if at all).|
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without the [personal] particulars prescribed by law
this is somewhat of a guess, but I believe that it refers to marital status, profession, etc. you usually find in the type of document you're translating
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