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16:58 Nov 4, 2008
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Government / Politics
French term or phrase: échevinat
What is a good and frequent translation for "échevinat" (function of an échevin).
In the same field, whate are the best translations for an English-speaker for échevin and bourgmestre (In Belgium) ?

Thanks
Audrey
English translation:alderman / aldermanship
Explanation:
Depends a bit on what the context is (historical, or modern)

As for 'bourgmestre', 'burgomaster' is the usual word in EN I believe for a BE mayor (cf. NS OED, and R+C); I don't know what translations might be used for it in other senses
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Tony M
France
Local time: 22:24
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thanks a lot
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3 +1alderman / aldermanship
Tony M
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liz askew

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échevin / échevinat
alderman / aldermanship


Explanation:
Depends a bit on what the context is (historical, or modern)

As for 'bourgmestre', 'burgomaster' is the usual word in EN I believe for a BE mayor (cf. NS OED, and R+C); I don't know what translations might be used for it in other senses

Tony M
France
Local time: 22:24
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 56
Grading comment
thanks a lot

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  1045: In Canada ... alderman = échevin and aldermanship = échevinage ...
24 mins
  -> Thanks, J-C!
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Reference information:
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities - Participation of ...
Department and Deputy Mayor (Echevinat) for Intercultural Relations .... composed of members appointed by the Municipal Council on a proposal by the Mayor; ...
https://wcd.coe.int/ViewDoc.jsp?id=900583&Site=COE&BackColor... - 99k - Cached - Similar pages

liz askew
United Kingdom
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12
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