English translation: time-barred or statute-barred
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10:28 Mar 18, 2002
French to English translations [PRO] Law/Patents
French term or phrase:n\'aient été atteints
This is in a guarantee agreement.
"La garantie de passif faisant l'objet des présentes prendra effet .. et restera en vigeur pour les demandes relatives à des passifs fiscaux... après que les faits ou actes en cause n'aient été atteints par la prescription applkiable en raison de la nature du passif en cause". After the events in question were time-barred?? Seems to be what it means, does it make sense to you?
Thanks very much. After more thought, I think it means after the events are time-barred from a tax standpoint, ie no further adjustments may be made by the tax authorities.
Mary 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Explanation: Reads to me as it does to you - a long-way round saying that due to the very nature of the liabilites in question, the guarantee will take effect and remain effective beyond the limitation period.
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\"effected\" as in rendered effective, brought into operation :
Collins English Dictionary
1-to act upon, to influence, especially in an adverse way.
2-to move or to disturb emotionally or mentally
3-to attack (of pain, disease…)
4-the emotion associated with an idea or set of ideas
1-to put on an appearance or show
2-to imitate or assume, especially pretentiously
3-to have or use by preference
4-to adopt the character, manner of
5-to incline habitually towards, to strive after
1-to cause to occur, to accomplish
2-to take effect, to become operative or begin to produce results
Main Entry: 2effect
Function: transitive verb
1 : to cause to come into being
2 a : to bring about often by surmounting obstacles : ACCOMPLISH <effect a settlement of a dispute> b : to put into operation <the duty of the legislature to effect the will of the citizens>
synonym see PERFORM
usage The confusion of the verbs affect and effect is not only quite common but has a long history. Effect was used in place of 3affect as early as 1494 and in place of 2affect as early as 1652. If you think you want to use the verb effect but are not certain, check the definitions in this dictionary. The noun affect is sometimes mistakenly used for effect. Except when your topic is psychology, you will seldom need the noun affect.
Explanation: This is the meaning of your wonderful sentence...
The [debt / liability / creditor's] guarantee outlined in this Agreement will become effective .. and shall remain in effect to [meet / offset] any possible tax liabilities... after which the matters or acts in question [ought not / should not] be [affected / impacted] by any applicable use on grounds of the liability in question.