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English translation: Imperial billet

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15:10 Jan 4, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
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German term or phrase: Allerhöchstes Handbillet
The capitals are not mine. This is a written order extended by the Kaisers of Austria to their ministers, etc.
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 16:05
English translation:Imperial billet
Explanation:
The first URLn is a story that includes:
Ein allerhöchstes Handbillet ist das Tetragrammaton und Gnadenmittel, das die übernatürlichen Wirkungen und Staats-Wunder tut...
Eurodicautom's relevant definitions centre about official orders (for quartering military personnel), special privileges, and tickets.
The second URL is about a car, and to make things snazzy, they named a part "Imperial billet reservoir covers"
Therefore I think my suggestion is a safe and accurate translation. It's obviously a known concept, and obviously denotes favour or privilege, or else it wouldn't have been used for marketing the car. It is also pretty clear that Allerhöchstes refers to the emperor, and the billet is the order, just as you say, and that billet is used as an official order in English, too, from the Eurodicautom results. I'd skip the hand part. A hand billet is a political poster in some parts!
Best wishes, Nancy
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Nancy Schmeing
Canada
Local time: 10:05
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First definition, head-on. It begins "It is my will..." Thanks!
Also, I have doubts about the protocolary address of Majesty for His Imperial Highness (used to work with a Hapsburg who was a Grand Duke, and they have the whole range). (Oh, he translates, too.)
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Summary of answers provided
naImperial billet
Nancy Schmeing
naa handwritten note from his/her majesty
Tom Funke


  

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27 mins
a handwritten note from his/her majesty


Explanation:
Sources: Duden (allerhöchstes), Oxfor-Duden (Billett)


    see above
Tom Funke
Local time: 10:05
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 8
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45 mins
Imperial billet


Explanation:
The first URLn is a story that includes:
Ein allerhöchstes Handbillet ist das Tetragrammaton und Gnadenmittel, das die übernatürlichen Wirkungen und Staats-Wunder tut...
Eurodicautom's relevant definitions centre about official orders (for quartering military personnel), special privileges, and tickets.
The second URL is about a car, and to make things snazzy, they named a part "Imperial billet reservoir covers"
Therefore I think my suggestion is a safe and accurate translation. It's obviously a known concept, and obviously denotes favour or privilege, or else it wouldn't have been used for marketing the car. It is also pretty clear that Allerhöchstes refers to the emperor, and the billet is the order, just as you say, and that billet is used as an official order in English, too, from the Eurodicautom results. I'd skip the hand part. A hand billet is a political poster in some parts!
Best wishes, Nancy


    Reference: http://gutenberg.aol.de/jeanpaul/hesperus/hesp072.htm
    Reference: http://www.genesisgraphics.com.au/old/main/pick_1.htm
Nancy Schmeing
Canada
Local time: 10:05
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
First definition, head-on. It begins "It is my will..." Thanks!
Also, I have doubts about the protocolary address of Majesty for His Imperial Highness (used to work with a Hapsburg who was a Grand Duke, and they have the whole range). (Oh, he translates, too.)
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