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11:47 Dec 10, 2001
Dutch to English translations [Non-PRO]
/ politics (journalistic stile)
Dutch term or phrase: tot blindheid veroordelen
Een man werd door de Islamitische rechtbank veroordeeld tot blindheid
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1Blinding
Dave Greatrix
4sentenced to be blinded
Hermeneutica


  

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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Blinding


Explanation:
"Sentenced to blinding" is the Bible term.


    Reference: http://www.uvm.edu/~lbrought/Chaucer.html
Dave Greatrix
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:01
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1747

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxHenri
1 hr
  -> Thank you, Henri!
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18 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
sentenced to be blinded


Explanation:
I agree with the biblical term but it may not be the appropriate register or understandably clearly enough for, let's say, a modern newspaper readership or TV viewers or radio audience.

Hermeneutica
Switzerland
Local time: 06:01
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 11

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Dave Greatrix: Blinded is different to blinding. You can be temporarily blinded by light. Blinding is permanent.
2 mins
  -> Oh come on, that is way too literal. It is clear from the context what is going on.

agree  AllisonK
30 mins
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