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un droit postulé d'essence supérieure

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21:05 Nov 30, 2008
French to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general)
French term or phrase: un droit postulé d'essence supérieure
The full sentence is "Les accords ont pour principal objectif de soumettre les législations nationales, le droit syndical et le droit environnemental, aux impératives d'un droit postulé d'essence supérieure."

I would be grateful for suggestions. Would this phrase translate to ...to submit national legislations... the imperatives of a an applied superior law'?

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3a presumed overriding law



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a presumed overriding law


droit = law
postulé = presumed?
d'essence supérieure = of superior essence (it's an overriding law)

I hope this helps.

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neutral  GTC: I am not sure "postulé" can be translated in this context by presumed. It should rather be translated in philosophical sense of "postulat" in French.
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  -> Thanks! I'm not sure either, but I know that I think the "overriding law" is probably right. I'm not sure how to translate "postulé". I had my doubts the other night.
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