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baile de Venise

English translation: bailo, bailiff

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French term or phrase:baile
English translation:bailo, bailiff
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07:00 Dec 14, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: baile de Venise
In the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, the vanquished party, a Great Vizier is said to have addressed the victor, the "baile de Venise".

Don't worry about the Battle. I have got the story straight, I think. I just need to find out waht term can be used to describe the function, mayorlike, I understand, for the Ventian leader. Is it the same as "doge"?

This ought to be easy but someone somewhere might know as I have spent ages looking for it and cannot find it.
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 11:33
Bailiff or bailo
Explanation:
From the Petit Robert:

BAilli n.m. (Baillif, XIIe; a. fr. bail "gouverneur"lat. bajulus, "porteur"). Officier d'épée ou de robe qui rendait la justice au nom du roi ou d'un seigneur (cf. Sénéchal)

Found on Google (1st of 40 hits):

washingtonpost.com: Constantinople: City of the World's Desire ...
... peace with Venice, the Bailo (bailiff) of Venice ran a law ... from a career in Venice, he lived in state in ... his father was a Doge of Venice). A diplomatic ...
search.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/books/chap1/constantinople.htm
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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 05:33
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Thank you Yolanda. How come you found it so fast??? My eyes were crossing. I like to get things right... "Elle a droit a ses 4 points alors !" dixit, my husband. So here are your points.
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Bailiff or bailo


Explanation:
From the Petit Robert:

BAilli n.m. (Baillif, XIIe; a. fr. bail "gouverneur"lat. bajulus, "porteur"). Officier d'épée ou de robe qui rendait la justice au nom du roi ou d'un seigneur (cf. Sénéchal)

Found on Google (1st of 40 hits):

washingtonpost.com: Constantinople: City of the World's Desire ...
... peace with Venice, the Bailo (bailiff) of Venice ran a law ... from a career in Venice, he lived in state in ... his father was a Doge of Venice). A diplomatic ...
search.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/books/chap1/constantinople.htm


    Petit Robert
    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?q=%2Bbailiff%2Bvenice%2Bdoge
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 05:33
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551
Grading comment
Thank you Yolanda. How come you found it so fast??? My eyes were crossing. I like to get things right... "Elle a droit a ses 4 points alors !" dixit, my husband. So here are your points.
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