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French translation: prétendre

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08:47 Jul 5, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: purport
often even above that of their own citizens whom their purport to derive their sovereignty from
angela asomba-tarer
Local time: 05:28
French translation:prétendre
Explanation:
simply using the above verb will do the job
dictionnaire GDT
Selected response from:

Lucien Marcelet
Grading comment
RIGHT, thank you for your help
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +2prétendent
jgal
naprétendre
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naprétendre
Lucien Marcelet
na -1avoir l'intention, prétendreLeonel Requena


  

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9 mins peer agreement (net): -1
avoir l'intention, prétendre


Explanation:
intention, pretense, claim


    babylon
Leonel Requena
Argentina
Local time: 01:28
PRO pts in pair: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Lucien Marcelet: prétendre alone fits in context
7 mins
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11 mins
prétendre


Explanation:
simply using the above verb will do the job
dictionnaire GDT

Lucien Marcelet
PRO pts in pair: 4
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15 mins peer agreement (net): +2
prétendent


Explanation:
note: there is a mistake in the original phrase - 'their' should read 'they'.

'... et même souvent celui (celle) de leurs propres citoyens, dont ils prétendent tirer leur souveraineté'

jgal
Local time: 05:28
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 932

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  ashiq mangel: it sounds ok
2 hrs

agree  Germaine
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18 hrs
prétendre


Explanation:
Je suis d'accord avec les réponses précédentes. Une version plus "propre" de votre original, si j'ose...

"...often even above that of their own citizens, from whom they purport to derive their sovereignty."

purport, to = prétendre

Très common en anglais juridique (mais non seulement) pour prétendre.

Voir Grand Dictionnaire



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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 05:28
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 882
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