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Plaise

English translation: If it please(s)

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14:27 Dec 19, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Law/Patents
French term or phrase: Plaise
This appears in the title of a legal document, before going on to state the facts of the case - 'plaise au tribunbal'
English translation:If it please(s)
Explanation:
form of «Plaire» - terme de la langue de droit.

"formule employée devant les tribunaux pour la rédaction des conclusions." (Le Robert p.1689)
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If it please(s)


Explanation:
form of «Plaire» - terme de la langue de droit.

"formule employée devant les tribunaux pour la rédaction des conclusions." (Le Robert p.1689)


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May it please the court


Explanation:
The grammatical explanation is that this is the Present Subjunctive, frequently used with "vouloir", as in "Je veux qu'il vienne" (I want him to come).

There is usually a "que" in front, as in "Qu'il prenne un emploi!" (Let him get a job!)


    A French Reference Grammar - Ferrar
Robin Salmon
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