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English translation: procedure in non-contentious matters or petitions

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French term or phrase:ordonnance en matière gracieuse ou sur requête
English translation:procedure in non-contentious matters or petitions
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10:55 Mar 14, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
French term or phrase: en matière gracieuse
I'm still looking for help with this term despite extensive web researching!
phrase complte:
ordonnace en matire gracieuse ou sur requte
Clair@Lexeme
France
Local time: 00:06
procedure in non-contentious matters or petitions
Explanation:
And I have been seeing this question since yesterday! But suddenly the idea bulb went on: we say "non-contentious" because it is NOT a judicial appeal, it is probably what in English we would call an administrative or procedural question (ordonnance as procedural regulations), we are not protesting anything, and at the same time it is "gracieuse" because we leave it to the "grace" of the authorities to dispose! As for requête, petition, which is not the same as a demand.
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Parrot
Spain
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Many thanks. Like you, the meaning suddenly dawned on me after a day or two of searching!
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naprocedure in non-contentious matters or petitions
Parrot
nanon-contentiousAnnie Robberecht, C. Tr.


  

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18 mins
non-contentious


Explanation:
DOMAINE: procès civil
matière gracieuse et le contraire de matière contentieuse


A - Matière contentieuse
Selon l'opinion commune le procès civil est celui qui va permettre à deux parties à un litige d'obtenir d'un tribunal qu'il le tranche d'une manière autoritaire par application de la loi. Et le code de procédure civile accrédite cette opinion commune : la plupart de ses dispositions régissent exclusivement le procès contentieux, c'est à dire destiné à trancher un litige.
L'article 12 du NCPC dispose que "le juge tranche le litige conformément aux règles de droit qui lui sont applicables."
Selon l'article 4 NCPC l'objet du litige est déterminé par les prétentions respectives des parties.
L'article 16 du NCPC prévoit que le juge doit faire observer et respecter lui même le principe de la contradiction, ce qui suppose l'existence d'un débat sur les droits.

Pourtant il ne faut pas méconnaître la diversité de l'activité juridictionnelle en matière civile. Les tribunaux exercent également une activité en matière gracieuse.


B - Matière gracieuse
L'article 25 NCPC en donne une définition basée sur l'absence de litige.
On s'adresse au juge non parce qu'on est en conflit avec quelqu'un mais pour obtenir de lui quelque chose, généralement une autorisation ou l'homologation d'un acte, parce qu'une loi vous y contraint.
Très souvent, il existe un litige latent dans la démarche qui consiste à s'adresser à un tribunal, même si c'est seulement pour lui demander d'autoriser un acte, car on cherche à assurer l'avenir.


Je suis tentée de rapprocher votre texte de ce qui suit :

juridiction gracieuse = non-contentious jurisdiction (formerly called "voluntary jurisdiction -- a jurisdiction exercised by certains courts in matters where there is no opposition).

procédure gracieuse = non-contentious procedure

The new system distinguished between two types of estates, non-contentious and contentious (that is, estates involving no disputes and estates in which there are disputes that need to be resolved).


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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 00:06
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procedure in non-contentious matters or petitions


Explanation:
And I have been seeing this question since yesterday! But suddenly the idea bulb went on: we say "non-contentious" because it is NOT a judicial appeal, it is probably what in English we would call an administrative or procedural question (ordonnance as procedural regulations), we are not protesting anything, and at the same time it is "gracieuse" because we leave it to the "grace" of the authorities to dispose! As for requête, petition, which is not the same as a demand.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 00:06
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1861
Grading comment
Many thanks. Like you, the meaning suddenly dawned on me after a day or two of searching!
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