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Explanation: The word comes from "fuero" (medieval law) which refers to local custom law prevalent in an area (as in "Fuero de Barcelona", "F. de Andorra", etc.) By this term, modern law recognizes a privilege to certain groups and persons (presidents, parliament members, monarchs, etc.) as well as to citizens ("con renuncia al propio fuero, se someten a los Tribunales y Juzgados, etc"). To "desaforar" Pinochet is to withdraw his immunity: this is one case. But the meaning of the term is broader, as you can see. Sometimes it is interpreted as individual will and freedom, as long as you do nothing criminal.
Parrot Spain Local time: 14:49 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 330
Explanation: Withdrawal of immunity (members of parliament), Deprivation of privilege (especially with regard to right to special jurisdiction). Diccionario Jurídico, Guillermo Cabanellas. Glosario Internacional para el Traductor, Orellana. This term was recently applied to Augusto Pinochet when he lost special rights.