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English translation: to go through the formalities necessary to the validity of a legal act

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English term or phrase:execute
English translation:to go through the formalities necessary to the validity of a legal act
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19:23 Jan 3, 2003
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Law/Patents - Law: Contract(s) / contracts
English term or phrase: executed
As in 'Please return an executed copy to me.' (Often, an 'executed copy' is a signed copy; I am wondering whether the word has broader legal significance.)
ProZ.com Staff
Local time: 18:09
Executed as a deed
Explanation:
Usually this means that the signature has been witnessed. Here's the relevant bit from the OED.

3. Law. To go through the formalities necessary to the validity of (a legal act, e.g. a bequest, agreement, mortgage, etc.). Hence, to complete and give validity to (the instrument by which such act is effected) by performing what the law requires to be done, as by signing, sealing, etc.
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David Knowles
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Executed as a deed


Explanation:
Usually this means that the signature has been witnessed. Here's the relevant bit from the OED.

3. Law. To go through the formalities necessary to the validity of (a legal act, e.g. a bequest, agreement, mortgage, etc.). Hence, to complete and give validity to (the instrument by which such act is effected) by performing what the law requires to be done, as by signing, sealing, etc.


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