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Tribunal de céans

English translation: this Tribunal

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French term or phrase:Tribunal de céans
English translation:this Tribunal
Entered by: Maria Karra
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08:16 Oct 5, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
French term or phrase: Tribunal de céans
Context: court hearing on trademark infringement lawsuit.
"... la compétence territoriale du Tribunal de céans."
I'm not finding "céans" in any of my usual sources.
TIA.
Stephanie Mitchel
this Tribunal
Explanation:
Stéphanie, I found this on the UN page. I am giving you the reference for both the English and the French UN page. In the French one you'll find it as "tribunal de céans", while in the English you'll see it as "this Tribunal".
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Maria Karra
United States
Local time: 22:51
Grading comment
Thanks, all answers were correct, but this one provided me with a reference for future questions. (Result: I may pester y'all less often!)

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Summary of answers provided
nathis court / the present court ...Heathcliff
nathis Tribunal
Maria Karra
naThis CourtJoan Wallace
nacéans literally means 'here in house'
Evert DELOOF-SYS


  

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11 mins
céans literally means 'here in house'


Explanation:
hence 'local law-court' or 'local tribunal'
- colloquial (sometimes): 'local bench'

Found this in one of my dictionaries.

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 04:51
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 287

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Yolanda Broad
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33 mins
This Court


Explanation:
This is an old form used only in legal texts and comes from "ce tribunal de dedans". It is translated "this court."


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Joan Wallace
PRO pts in pair: 50

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36 mins
this Tribunal


Explanation:
Stéphanie, I found this on the UN page. I am giving you the reference for both the English and the French UN page. In the French one you'll find it as "tribunal de céans", while in the English you'll see it as "this Tribunal".


    Trial Chambers www.un.org/icty/Supplement/supp13-e/kunarac.htm
    Reference: http://www.un.org/icty/Supplement/supp13-f/kunarac-f.htm
Maria Karra
United States
Local time: 22:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in pair: 238
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Thanks, all answers were correct, but this one provided me with a reference for future questions. (Result: I may pester y'all less often!)

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Yolanda Broad
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1 hr
this court / the present court ...


Explanation:
and all the related formal phrases ("this Honorable Court," etc).

"ceans" is a contraction of "ce dedans" (literally, "here within"), and is an archaic formula used only in the field of law.

So, your phrase would be "...the geographic jurisdiction of the present (Honorable) Court..."

Cheers, HC

Heathcliff
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Local time: 19:51
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PRO pts in pair: 953

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