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de feu

English translation: of the late

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French term or phrase:de feu
English translation:of the late
Entered by: Alain Mouchel
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06:48 Feb 16, 2012
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Law/Patents - Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs / Acte de naissaince
French term or phrase: de feu
In translating a "Jugement suppletif d'acte de naissance", the paragraph runs as follows:

The court of (this place) has established that the individual named (Mr X) was born on (this date) at (this place)........
(next line) de feu (this place) and (that place).

It is from Benin if that helps.

I have seen that 'de feu' can mean "the late.." or 'deceased' - does that fit in this context? There is nothing else to say that he has passed away and I am also confused because there are two place names.
Carol Rush
Local time: 05:43
of the late
born of the late Mr. X
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Alain Mouchel
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3 +2of the late
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1late of
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late of

Just a guess, but there is an old-fashioned usage of 'late' in EN that doesn't mean actually deceased, but simply 'formerly' — so is it possible that this could be referring to the former name of this place or something like that? Also, are both your 'this places' the same place? Could it be that Town X used previously to be known as Town X and Y?

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of the late

born of the late Mr. X

    Reference: http://www.inmemoriam.ca/voir-annonce-121433-donald-f-hatt.h...
Alain Mouchel
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agree  Cyril B.: But I'd use "born to" instead :)
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agree  B D Finch: As Cyrlib notes, it is "born to", but "born" doesn't need to be repeated.
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