sauf à parfaire

English translation: subject to completion

13:45 Feb 16, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
French term or phrase: sauf à parfaire
From a wrongful dismissal suit under Québec Civil Law, the context is: "réclamation au nom du client de 200 000 $ sauf à parfaire". Has anyone seen this before?
ljneilson
English translation:subject to completion
Explanation:
*parfaire* in a legal context is *to complete*

*sauf à* = subject to
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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 15:50
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This is precisely the wording I ended up with. Thank you for suggesting it.
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Summary of answers provided
nawith the exception of compliance
geo1mar2
na"unless made good"
Béatrice Huret-Morton
nasubject to completion
Yolanda Broad


  

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17 mins
subject to completion


Explanation:
*parfaire* in a legal context is *to complete*

*sauf à* = subject to


    Termium, Harrap's New Standard EN/FR
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 15:50
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551
Grading comment
This is precisely the wording I ended up with. Thank you for suggesting it.
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25 mins
"unless made good"


Explanation:
There may be a better way of saying this in legalese, but the idea if the customer will drop the suit for damages if the provider provides what they were supposed to deliver.

Béatrice Huret-Morton
Local time: 21:50
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
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3 hrs
with the exception of compliance


Explanation:
Parfaire means to finish. According to the context you can find a suitable term, but I think compliance may be a good choice as there must be a contract at the base of this suit which seemingly has no bearing on a material end product.

geo1mar2
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench, Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 22
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