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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.
Cameroon embassy told me to call back next week. Great!
01:21 Mar 13, 2005
It is specific to Cameroon, used when adressing the president of Cameroon and used by the president of Cameroon. It must be protocol used in that country as no-one in France (highest authorities) can answer this.
23:27 Mar 12, 2005
Excellency is used when referring to an ambassador, not presidents of countries or royalty...
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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 Works in field Native speaker of: German