§

English translation: section

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Dutch term or phrase:§
English translation:section
Entered by: Willemina Hagenauw

09:47 Mar 9, 2018
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general) / Meaning of the symbol §
Dutch term or phrase: §
I just wanted to check whether UK English uses this symbol for section: §. I cannot find it when I Google it, only in American texts. Should I translate it with "section" or "clause" when it appears in a Dutch power of attorney? Many thanks!
Willemina Hagenauw
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section
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fwiw, hth
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section


Explanation:
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Reference: fwiw, hth

Reference information:
§ This is the section symbol and is also known as the "double S". It refers to a section of a document, such as statutes, within case law documents.
http://www.lnctips.com/legalsymbols.html

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http://www.legislation.gov.uk/

This site has UK laws on it. I have not seen the section symbol being used and personally I always translate it as section or s. If you look at the amendments and annotations you will see that s. is used as an abbreviation for section and that section is used within the acts themselves.
jarabina, Oct 8, 2012 #21
eyeofhorus
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English - Ireland
I translate for a big accountancy firm in CEE, and we see this constantly (German, Polish, Czech, Slovak) - it's so ubiquitous that on a Czech keyboard, it's got its own key (where our apostrophe is).

In English, we always translate it as Section (cap).
https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/§-section-sign.25042...

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Asker: Thanks for that, but your link is for an American site and I want to know if this symbol is also used in British English or should I translate it or even leave it out altogether.

Asker: Wonderful. Yes, in Holland it's on the keyboard as well. I will go for Section then. Do you want to make this an answer for points?

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