céder à (in school document context)

23:08 Feb 13, 2018
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Education / Pedagogy / certificate of attendance
French term or phrase: céder à (in school document context)
"Ce certificat ne cède pas à l'inscription à un autre établissement." The certificate is from Morocco and indicates that the student was at the secondary school for one year. There's not much information beyond the student's name and date of birth. The sentence in question is at the very bottom of the document. I don't understand the tension between the certificate and enrollment at another school. Thanks in advance for your insights.
Elizeth Labega
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Local time: 19:35

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Anne-Marie Laliberté
3to be invalidated by
Catherine Demaison-Doherty

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to be invalidated by

I haven't come across this particular expression before, but "céder à" can mean to to give way to, or else, to be inferior to (Collins). So I'm thinking it could mean that this certificate is in no way invalidated by enrolment at another institution.

Catherine Demaison-Doherty
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