(é)

00:02 Mar 11, 2005
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Latin to English translations [PRO]
Government / Politics / Signatures on letters
Latin term or phrase: (é)
This precedes the name of a president of a republic on a decree. It is generally used by presidents of countries and other rulers.
It is placed just before the name.
I am not certain it is latin but so far no-one can tell me what it means.
Anna Maria Augustine (X)
France
Local time: 22:38


Summary of answers provided
3 +5His Excellency
Kim Metzger
3 +4Excellence
swisstell


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(é)
Excellence


Explanation:
I recall having answered this before with "éminence", half-jokingly.
It definitely is NOT Latin. It would not have an accent-aigu in that
language. Now I have consulted my very old heirloom dictionary, an ancient La Rousse, where it tells me the following:
é = préfixe qui indique une idée d'extraction, de sortie, de suppression.
E = abréviation de Est ou de Excellence.
Hopefully this helps a bit further. I can only assume that, given the
position of the gentleman, this refers to Excellence.

swisstell
Italy
Local time: 22:38
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Native speaker of: German

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Joseph Brazauskas
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agree  Maria Ferstl
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agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
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agree  sonja29 (X)
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42 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +5
(é)
His Excellency


Explanation:
I'm not sure either, but this seems possible.

His Excellency Mr. Frederick J.T. Chiluba, President of the Republic of Zambia.
http://esa.un.org/ffd/policydb/PolicyTexts/COMESA-1.htm


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Note added at 55 mins (2005-03-11 00:58:05 GMT)
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Or Her Excellency, of course.

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Note added at 2 days 1 hr 10 mins (2005-03-13 01:12:53 GMT)
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His Excellency President J.A. Kufuor presents
his administration’s priorities
Newly elected government affirms: “The private sector
has come to power in Ghana”
On January 7th of this year, John Agyekum Kufuor of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was inaugurated as Ghana\'s first democratically-elected President since the
West African nation gained its independence in 1957 from Britain. Kufuor took office as Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings stepped down, marking the end of nineteen years of National Democratic Congress (NDC) rule in Ghana.
http://www.internationalspecialreports.com/africa/01/ghana/

In Republics
• His Excellency (abbreviation HE, verbal address Your Excellency) — most Presidents
http://www.answers.com/topic/style-manner-of-address


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Note added at 2 days 1 hr 31 mins (2005-03-13 01:34:17 GMT)
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Hi Anna, still working?

CAMEROON.
October 1, 1999
His Excellency President Paul Biya
President of the Republic of Cameroon
Unity Palace, Yaounde
http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/35/062.html

Official Country Toasts
... BULGARIA, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Bulgaria. CAMEROON,
His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Cameroon ...
www.dami.army.pentagon.mil/ pub/dami-fl/OfficialToasts.htm -

I feel greatly honored and flattered to enjoy the singular pleasure of welcoming the entire royalty of the South West Province in this special Communion with their respected Son, Head of Government of the Republic of Cameroon, in the person of His Excellency, Peter Mafany Musonge who is ably accompanied by the cream of the South West Elite and Members of his Government. To these and all the specially invited guests, I sincerely say welcome.
http://www.spm.gov.cm/pm/visites/annee2001/sud_ouest2001/sw_...


Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 15:38
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Joseph Brazauskas
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agree  Maria Ferstl
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agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
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agree  sonja29 (X)
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agree  Dr. Linnea Franssen
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