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PLAISE A MONSIEUR LE PRESIDENT

English translation: May if please the Court

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14:11 Jan 21, 2004
French to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
French term or phrase: PLAISE A MONSIEUR LE PRESIDENT
Summons to court,sentence in centre of page and underligned followed by the various charges to be examined. Is it simply "IF IT PLEASE THE PRESIDENT" (of the court) or is there a more formal expression ?
Thank you for any help
xxxdholmes
France
Local time: 04:14
English translation:May if please the Court
Explanation:
not if, may. this is the standard phrase

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Note added at 2004-01-21 14:16:43 (GMT)
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OOPS: typo:

may it please the court.

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Note added at 2004-01-21 14:28:37 (GMT)
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Duke University School of Law Moot Court Board -- Scoring Criteria
... 1 pt.: Failure to begin main argument with, \"May it please the Court.\". -1
pt.: Failure to begin rebuttal with, \"May it please the Court.\". Respondent. ...
www.law.duke.edu/student/act/mootCourt/ pages/scoring_criteria.html - 22k

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Note added at 2004-01-21 14:36:29 (GMT)
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Howard Addresses Centenary High Court Sitting [October 6, 2003]
... Court\'s first sitting in 1903. Your Excellencies, Chief Justice,
Yours Honours, may it please the court. I am very conscious of ...
www.australianpolitics.com/news/2003/10/03-10-06.shtml - 20k

Round Three
... Peter had closed the submissions saying “may it please the court, I wish to exercise my right to reply, but as I should be on the last train to London I ...
alpha.qmul.ac.uk/~laws/moot/3.html - 7k

Selected response from:

writeaway
Grading comment
Perfect, thanks a lot
Dianne
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3 +7May if please the Court
writeaway


  

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +7
May if please the Court


Explanation:
not if, may. this is the standard phrase

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Note added at 2004-01-21 14:16:43 (GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

OOPS: typo:

may it please the court.

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 2004-01-21 14:28:37 (GMT)
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Duke University School of Law Moot Court Board -- Scoring Criteria
... 1 pt.: Failure to begin main argument with, \"May it please the Court.\". -1
pt.: Failure to begin rebuttal with, \"May it please the Court.\". Respondent. ...
www.law.duke.edu/student/act/mootCourt/ pages/scoring_criteria.html - 22k

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Note added at 2004-01-21 14:36:29 (GMT)
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Howard Addresses Centenary High Court Sitting [October 6, 2003]
... Court\'s first sitting in 1903. Your Excellencies, Chief Justice,
Yours Honours, may it please the court. I am very conscious of ...
www.australianpolitics.com/news/2003/10/03-10-06.shtml - 20k

Round Three
... Peter had closed the submissions saying “may it please the court, I wish to exercise my right to reply, but as I should be on the last train to London I ...
alpha.qmul.ac.uk/~laws/moot/3.html - 7k



writeaway
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Grading comment
Perfect, thanks a lot
Dianne

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Abdellatif Bouhid: May It Please the Court
3 mins

agree  NatalieD
10 mins

agree  xxxcaroail
29 mins

agree  Jane Lamb-Ruiz: you go girl
2 hrs

agree  lenkl: yes, and courts generally have chief judges, not presidents
2 hrs

agree  roneill
13 hrs

agree  Anita Milos
18 hrs
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