14:19 May 9, 2018
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Government / Politics / Abbreviation \"b.J.\"
German term or phrase: b.J.
I have a request for help to you in case of the German abbreviation "b.J.".

It is about a publication (daily magazine) from July 1917, which contains Austrian decisions, official acts, which are for example conferred decorations.

Some of these decisions are described with the date (only day and month, no year) that is earlier as the published magazine itself - and then there is expressed "d.J." - that should mean "dieses Jahres" ?

But the other decisions are described with the date (only day and month, no year) like August or October. And then there is expressed "b.J.".

So what means "b.J."? Does it mean "past (previous) year" ?
Norman Raut
Local time: 23:23

Summary of answers provided
4b.J. = d. J. =of that year
Johanna Timm, PhD



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b.J. = d. J. =of that year

I am quite sure that this is an OCR error where the "d" written in "Fraktur" or Black letter script is recognized by the program as a "b";
See some examples:


Johanna Timm, PhD
Local time: 14:23
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 19
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