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18:28 Feb 27, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: It acts not the Pharisee
This proposal makes comon cause for a common object, casting no reproaches on any. It acts not the Pharisee.[...] (from a constitutional law book) Any suggestion? Thanx a million!

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naNo funge como crítica de o a (depending on context)
Alexandro Padres Jimenez
nano es hipócritaDyran Altenburg
naNo se hace el fariseo
Yolanda Broad



1 hr
No se hace el fariseo

Es una referencia bíblica: los fariseos eran los criticones del nuevo testamento, que insistían en la observación de la menor regla, pero carecían totalmente de sentimiento de caridad.

Yolanda Broad
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10 hrs
no es hipócrita

Dado que no todas las personas son creyentes, sugiero eliminar la referencia bíblica.

Dyran Altenburg
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No funge como crítica de o a (depending on context)

In a legal sense I too would avoid a biblical reference as Dyran states, specially if the text is not in favor of natural law (Saint Thomas ideology) and gives preference to positive law (Kelsen ideology). The phrase means that it is not critical of or sensitive to a certain topic.

Hope this helps!

Best of luck!

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