en droit

00:19 Aug 12, 2014
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Philosophy
French term or phrase: en droit
Philosophy text.

"Mais, en droit, il s'agit bien de memes monades qui participent a la meme cooperation."

But, rightfully, this is a question of the same monads that participate in the same cooperation" is my shot, but that's kind of a dictionary definition usage of en droit and doesn't feel perfect here. Any other ideas?
Charles Vidor

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4 +1from a legal point of view, as far as the law is concerned, with regard to the law
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
3in principle
Melissa McMahon

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in principle

Is what comes to mind.

I read it as having the meaning it has in the expression "en fait et en droit" (de facto and de jure) - "according to the law" or by rights.

Your "rightfully" seems to come from the formula "être en droit de", which I don't think applies here.

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from a legal point of view, as far as the law is concerned, with regard to the law

It is a reference to the situation under the law. I'd prefer more context but you have that of course.

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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