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English translation: right of domicile

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13:35 Jan 21, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: heimatberechtigt
The word occurs on a Swiss diploma after the bearer's date of birth is given. I know that "wohnberechtigt" is a synonym and my Duden also gives the definition "an einem bestimmten Ort Bürgerrecht besitzend." What I need is a concise way to render that in English, considering the formatting of the diploma. I'm tempted to say "a native of . . ." b/c, in saying that somebody is a native of the U.S., for example, we imply that they are, therefore, born into certain rights/Bürgerrechte. But, the way the definition is worded, it sounds as though being "berechtigt" is not necessarily a consequence of birth.
Cami Townsend
English translation:right of domicile
Explanation:
Muret-Sanders Encyclopaedic has 2 definitions:
1. with right of domicile (in)
2. Swiss - (being a) citizen (of the canton) (of)
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John Schweinsberg
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Thanks for everyone's answers. I think that all of them were good and will help me in the future. I went with "citizen" (definition 2 here) because I was dealing with a series of Swiss diplomas and cross-referencing the person's last name, which I didn't want to give online, led me to believe that s/he was a native of Switzerland.
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Summary of answers provided
nacitizenHartmut Lau
naRight of abodeAnita Millar
naright of abode
Michael Dollman
naright of abodeIlse Hawes
napermit of residencyxxxG_Edition
naright of domicileJohn Schweinsberg


  

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15 mins
right of domicile


Explanation:
Muret-Sanders Encyclopaedic has 2 definitions:
1. with right of domicile (in)
2. Swiss - (being a) citizen (of the canton) (of)

John Schweinsberg
PRO pts in pair: 55
Grading comment
Thanks for everyone's answers. I think that all of them were good and will help me in the future. I went with "citizen" (definition 2 here) because I was dealing with a series of Swiss diplomas and cross-referencing the person's last name, which I didn't want to give online, led me to believe that s/he was a native of Switzerland.
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46 mins
permit of residency


Explanation:
Being a German native living in the US this term has come across a few times since my move.
See how it sounds to you in the context. Hope that helps.
Have a great day!

xxxG_Edition
PRO pts in pair: 19
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46 mins
right of abode


Explanation:
as a peron bon abroad but having taken the Oath of Aligance to our Queen, my British passport shows me as having the right of abode in the UK, that is I may return at any time and will receive all rights given to a citizen of the United Kingdom.

Ilse Hawes
PRO pts in pair: 14
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51 mins
right of abode


Explanation:
As described in the UK Home Office site below, the right of abode is conferred upon "all British citizens and certain Commonwealth citizens" i.e. it does not necessarily imply a birth right, as "native" does.

UK citizenship is also not a requisite condition of "right of abode", which may also be claimed by submitting "a certificate of entitlement" in the case of the UK.

Citizens of EU countries qualify for the "right of abode" in any other EU member state.


    Reference: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/ind/roa.htm
    Reference: http://hkhrm.org.hk/english/reports/present_abode.html
Michael Dollman
Local time: 12:58
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 86
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11 hrs
citizen


Explanation:
You are seeking a concise expression - why nit simply "citizen" - implies "berechtigt" and a range of rights/obligations - to live there, to work, to vote, to pay taxes, to obey the law etc.

Hartmut Lau
United States
Local time: 06:58
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12 hrs
Right of abode


Explanation:
Romain, Dictionary of Legal and Commercial Terms gives you "right of abode" for "Heimatberechtigung". This is not necessarily the same as citizen as it might not include the right to vote, e.g. It is simply a staying permit.

Anita Millar
Local time: 11:58
PRO pts in pair: 68
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