English translation: protection from legal liability
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French to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Engineering: Industrial
French term or phrase:sûreté juridique
These are site security specifications for a sensitive installation. This particular section specifies the physical barriers that need to be installed to prevent intrusion by unauthorised persons & vehicles. "Ces obstacles doivent assurer la **sûreté physique, ou au minimum juridique** de l'entité protégée". What is "sûreté juridique" here? Does it mean 'property' as in "safety of persons or at least property"?
They're very clearly talking about physical barriers (at least so far). The only other thought I had was that by putting up physical barriers they are covering themselves legally even if someone does smash their way through (so may fail physically but fulfills their legal obligation to try to prevent unauthorized access) (??). In that sense provides 'at least legal protection' (?)
that is, the inviolability of ownership rights and private property generally, not the protection of this or that property from perpetrators... Is there a native French speaker listening who has an idea as to what else sûreté juridique might mean here...?
Yes, maybe you could say something like, 'these barriers are designed to provide physical security, as well as security from perpetrators of other, non-lethal criminal acts". My problem with 'sûreté juridique' is that it refers to the sanctity of property
Looking at how it's used on the web, there are a few instances where it seems to imply the safety of property - so, eg, a physical barrier may not only keep a bomber from crashing through into the site, but may also prevent nighttime thieves from getting out with a haul of equipment, arms, etc (??)
Sounds very badly drafted to me. Might mean protection from crime, I suppose. Physical safety is clearly sûreté physique. Sûreté juridique usually means legal certainty, or protection of ownership by legal safeguards, but neither of those work here.
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Explanation: There are different types of securities e.g. personal security; or a security on property (i.e. real security); or a judicial security. ... A judicial security is the one in which a right can be enforced through powers of a court.
cjohnstone France Local time: 09:11 Native speaker of: French, English PRO pts in category: 8
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Asker: Catherine, I think I know what you mean: ie, If they put up physical barriers, even if someone gets through, they'll have fulfillled their legal obligation to provide site protection... -- which does make sense but unclear if that's what it means -- I agree with rufinus that it's probably badly drafted