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|Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]|
Law/Patents / birth certificate
|Spanish term or phrase: Stamp on an Argentine birth certificate|
The xxx are numbers.
What does Est. stand for here?
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I haven't run into these two designations on any of the birth records I've translated, so assume it must be country-specific.
While it depends on the country you're dealing with, of course, "est." could very well be "estampilla" (stamp) which would make sense for a birth certificate. Thus, the birth certificate would be stamped, with a stamp indicating the ID of the recording-keeping institution, including a line on which to write down a records number (i.e., book, folio, page, line number, etc.).
A "giro" is usually a draft (money order or other payment instrument). Some specific kinds of "giros" are "giro postal"; "giro bancario"; "giro de favor", etc. Again, I am guessing, because we don't have very much context, but, just as payment receipts often have a space to enter the number of the check used to pay the bill, a meticulous recording keeping system (and Hispanic record keeping systems are definitely meticulous!!) would probably want to record the number of the instrument used to pay the fee for recording the birth.
| Yolanda Broad|
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"Est." - Stamp; "Giro" - Payment
On many birth certificates that I have translated there is usually a "Seal" or "Stamp" and then a payment for the birth certificate recorded, sometimes in the form of a postal stamp.
For these reasons, if this is a birth certificate, "Est." seems to be "estampilla" or Stamp. "Giro" could be the amount payed for the certificate. "Sello" is the common word for seal, as in a notary seal.
My questions are: Are these abbreviations on a stamp? Does this birth certificate look like it was transcribed from a civil registry book? Because then, you have the transcriber decribing that there was a stamp on the original document and a payment marked on the document as well.
Sorry about the long-winded response!
Note added at 2002-01-15 23:54:42 (GMT)
Thanks for proposing that I respond, Yolanda.
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