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07:10 Nov 10, 2000
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: at-large
In the elctions, two parties tied in the "at-large" seats...
One party won their only at-large candidate, Mr. XXX.
Party XXX gained the at-large senators, ...
Bridget G. Hylak
Spanish translation:this has to be explained with a phrase
Explanation:
"At-large" means that an elected official does not represent a particular subdivision of the region represented by his or her fellows. For example, a city council might consist of eight members representing districts of the city and two at-large members not elected by any district. The term is used in US politics.
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xxxJon Zuber
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You were the only one who was correct on the interpretation of this term -- it would have helped, though, if you could have provided a suggested translation in Spanish, after the good explanation in English. Thanks very much.
2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
4de distrito general
Elías Sauza
naasientos no comprometidosMegdalina
nathis has to be explained with a phrasexxxJon Zuber
nano declaradoxxxLia Fail
naSEE BELOW,
Luisa Veyán Santana


  

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55 mins
SEE BELOW,


Explanation:
PLENIPOTENCIARIO, MANDATARIO

LUGARES DE MANDATARIO
CANDIDATO A MANDATARIO

ES SOLO UNA OPINION-
LUISA

Luisa Veyán Santana
Peru
Local time: 00:31
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 63
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4 hrs
no declarado


Explanation:
At large means 'loose, free' with an implication of 'danger' implied. A typical sentence would be "wild animals at large after having escaped from the zoo" (estar en libertad: Collins)

In the elctions, two parties tied in the "at-large" seats...
One party won their only at-large candidate, Mr. XXX.
Party XXX gained the at-large senators, ...

In your election context, the implication is that these seats/candidates are 'unknown elements', i.e noone could be sure of them, i.e. "no comprometidos/fluctantes/no declarados

at-large seats - escaños no declarados
at-large candidate - candidato no declarado
at-large senators - senadores no declarados

I think 'no declarado' is possibly the best translation, unless someone 'enterado' comes up with another term.


xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 06:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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8 hrs
this has to be explained with a phrase


Explanation:
"At-large" means that an elected official does not represent a particular subdivision of the region represented by his or her fellows. For example, a city council might consist of eight members representing districts of the city and two at-large members not elected by any district. The term is used in US politics.

xxxJon Zuber
PRO pts in pair: 83
Grading comment
You were the only one who was correct on the interpretation of this term -- it would have helped, though, if you could have provided a suggested translation in Spanish, after the good explanation in English. Thanks very much.
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18 hrs
asientos no comprometidos


Explanation:
Hope this helps - at large just means not comprimised or endorsed by a polititical entity. Good luck!

Megdalina
PRO pts in pair: 55
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3744 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
de distrito general


Explanation:
I found this in a copy of a legal dictionary I have. Unfortunately I don't know the author. I hope it is useful for future queries.
According to the definition in Black's Law Dictionary, this seems to be an accurate equivalent in Spanish.

Elías Sauza
Mexico
Local time: 23:31
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