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English term or phrase:tontine
Spanish translation:tontina
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14:54 Mar 30, 2001
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
English term or phrase: tontine
¿Puede ser una especie de cláusula en un testamento?. No he encontrado explicación por ningún medio. Siento no ofrecer más contexto pero es una vieja duda que me persigue.
anam
tontina
Explanation:
Tontines are a form of insurance, which have long been illegal in England. I think it was Dudley Moore who made a film - The Wrong Box - which hinged around a tontine.

DRAE: operación de lucro que consiste en poner un fondo entre varias personas para repartirlo en una epoca dada, con sus intereses, solamente entre los asociados que han sobrevivido y que siguen perteneciendo a la unión.
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Robert Dillon
Mexico
Local time: 22:31
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In fact, the doubt haunted me because of the film, which I only now remember vaguely. I wish I could award you all points. You're fantastic!
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14 mins
tontina


Explanation:
tontina-tontine, a division of a sum of money among various persons, to be divided at a fixed epoch, with the interest, among the survivors.

Hope this helps.

Bye



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xxxtrans4u
PRO pts in pair: 387

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Yolanda Broad
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20 mins
tontina


Explanation:
Tontines are a form of insurance, which have long been illegal in England. I think it was Dudley Moore who made a film - The Wrong Box - which hinged around a tontine.

DRAE: operación de lucro que consiste en poner un fondo entre varias personas para repartirlo en una epoca dada, con sus intereses, solamente entre los asociados que han sobrevivido y que siguen perteneciendo a la unión.


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Robert Dillon
Mexico
Local time: 22:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 42
Grading comment
In fact, the doubt haunted me because of the film, which I only now remember vaguely. I wish I could award you all points. You're fantastic!

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Yolanda Broad

Patricia Lutteral
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3 hrs
tontina


Explanation:
Yes, it's a kind of "mutual fund" where the last survivor inherits capital + accrued interests.
By the way, the film was great: THE WRONG BOX (1966)
Columbia. 95 min. Starring John Mills, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine, Nanette Newman, Peter Sellers, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
http://www.boxoff.com/scripts/fiw.dll?GetReview?&where=ID&te...

Regards,

Patricia

Patricia Lutteral
Argentina
Local time: 01:31
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 1564

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