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13:09 Feb 17, 2009
Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial - Human Resources / Leave applications
Swedish term or phrase: attestanten
The term arises repeatedly in a web-based system for personnel used for applying for leaves, registering sickness, etc. "Din attestanten" is one key term, otherwise used/defined as follows:

Man kan skicka ett meddelande till attestanten genom att klicka på meddelande/bilagor.

den som ska bevilja ledigheten (attestanten).

An approving or certifying individual, but at a university, what would be the correct translation?
Diane Oatley
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3 +1supervisor
Graham Timmins
3attestorMagnus Ølmheim


  

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attestor


Explanation:
To my knowledge the word "attestant" can also be used..

Magnus Ølmheim
Italy
Local time: 09:43
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
supervisor


Explanation:
The person in a company who deals with all this is your supervisor or line manager. No one is employed just to check sickness certificates etc. In a university the title would depend on the particular admin system, it could be the bursar's office or even a senior tutor's but I think supervisor is a good general purpose word and it avoids the danger of 'translationese' ( I never heard 'attestor' used outside the legal context, though the verb form is quite normal in any context.)

Graham Timmins
Sweden
Local time: 09:43
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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