00:32 Sep 25, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Bezirkshauptmannschaft
Andreas Lisznyai

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na +1district commission (Austrian)
Tom Funke
nadistrict commissioner (Austrian)
Elisabeth Moser
naregional command
Dr. Sahib Bleher



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regional command

A Hauptmann is a captain or marshall, and the term is still being used in quasi-military organisations like, for example, the fire brigade. It is better to replace Bezirkshauptmann with the more neutral district commander and Bezirkshauptmannschaft with regional/district comman/leadership.

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Dr. Sahib Bleher
Local time: 19:37
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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district commission (Austrian)

source: Romain, Wörterbuch der Rechts- und Wirtschaftssprache
Altavista (German) 3,596 pages found
bezirkshauptmann: 1068; bezirkshauptmannschaft: 8107,e.g.:
>>Die Bezirkshauptmannschaften sind Landesbehörden und meistens in den Angelegenheiten des selbständigen Wirkungsbereiches des Landes in erster Instanz zuständig. Eine Bezirkshauptmannschaft ist für jeden politischen Bezirk mit Ausnahme von Innsbruck-Stadt (wo der Bürgermeister Behörde ist) eingerichtet. Dem Landeshauptmann sind auch die acht Bezirkshauptmannschaften in innerdienstlicher und innerorganisatorischer Hinsicht unterstellt. Vorstand der in Referate gegliederten Bezirkshauptmannschaft ist der Bezirkshauptmann, der von der Landesregierung bestellt wird.<<
>>Bezirkshauptmannschaft Innsbruck-Land
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Tom Funke
Local time: 14:37
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 2419

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agree  MilanB (X): Bezirkhauptmannschaft = district commission; disctrict commissioner means = Bezirkshauptmann
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district commissioner (Austrian)

Tom Funke is right with his answer.
The first answer is incorrect.

Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 14:37
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 772
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