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English translation: enforced against him

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17:29 Jul 3, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
French term or phrase: opposé
What is the meaning of opposé in the following context?
Jacques Bonnet n'a pas pu conserver par ailleurs l'activité de conseil qu'il exerçait, sans conclure avec les clients de la société XYZ des accords de répartition des prestations dont la société ABC prouve qu'ils lui ont été opposés dès qu'elle a voulu exploiter la clientèle acquise.
Jeanne Zang
United States
Local time: 03:49
English translation:enforced against him
Explanation:
This is a guess, being an extension of the term "opposable à", meaning inter alia "enforceable against, effective against, binding on". It seems to work in the context.
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Gillian Hargreaves
Local time: 08:49
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Summary of answers provided
na +1objection to; opposition to
lefoque
naWell chosen
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naset against, brought against,
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naadverse (to ABC)
Parrot
naenforced against him
Gillian Hargreaves


  

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17 mins peer agreement (net): +1
objection to; opposition to


Explanation:
ABC company substantiated their objection to


other Proz more versed in legalese will probably provide you with a better rendering. I just hope this helps

lefoque
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enforced against him


Explanation:
This is a guess, being an extension of the term "opposable à", meaning inter alia "enforceable against, effective against, binding on". It seems to work in the context.


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Gillian Hargreaves
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adverse (to ABC)


Explanation:
a reading. Try it.

Parrot
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9 hrs
set against, brought against,


Explanation:
Is it not the use of "dont" here which is causing the problem?

"...des accords de répartition des prestations dont la société ABC prouve qu'ils lui ont été opposés".

opposer à qqchs/qlqn = set against, oppose

In context, Gill's suggestion of "enforced against" sounds probable, unless you think that enforcement is one step too far down the line...


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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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Well chosen


Explanation:
This suggestion certainly read the best.

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