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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) ?
your2 extra terms should all be asked in separate questions. If you Google the terms, you should find answers to them quite easily. They are basic Belgian terms and there are lots of En sites that include them.
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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: English PRO pts in category: 56
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 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 12