portaria

English translation: Order

10:28 Aug 31, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Law/Patents
Portuguese term or phrase: portaria
Portaria de Alimentos embalados (Ministerio da Saude) - would this be best translated as legislation?
Teresa
English translation:Order
Explanation:
A "portaria" is not legislation in the sense of a law passed by Parliament, but an Order made by the Government within the scope of primary legislation (i.e. the primary legislation - presumably on food hygiene in this case - empowers the Government to make detailed Orders for specific cases). I usually find Order or Government Order fits the bill (as opposed to Despacho - a Ministerial Order.
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lexical
Spain
Local time: 03:04
Grading comment
Thanks, for our purposes this will be the best.
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Summary of answers provided
naExecutive Order
Luis Luis
nadispatch
António Ribeiro
naDirective, or Ministerial Directive
Donna Sandin
naOrder
lexical


  

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50 mins
Order


Explanation:
A "portaria" is not legislation in the sense of a law passed by Parliament, but an Order made by the Government within the scope of primary legislation (i.e. the primary legislation - presumably on food hygiene in this case - empowers the Government to make detailed Orders for specific cases). I usually find Order or Government Order fits the bill (as opposed to Despacho - a Ministerial Order.

lexical
Spain
Local time: 03:04
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 560
Grading comment
Thanks, for our purposes this will be the best.

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1 hr
Directive, or Ministerial Directive


Explanation:
There are a lot of ways to translate this, but the translation section of the Brazilian Embassy in Washington prefers either of these.

Donna Sandin
United States
Local time: 21:04
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1112

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6 hrs
dispatch


Explanation:
Costumo usar a palavra dispatch para termos tais como "parecer e portaria".

António Ribeiro
Local time: 11:04
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 2284

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19 hrs
Executive Order


Explanation:


Chau, Teresa. Boa sorte.

Luis Luis

Luis Luis
United States
Local time: 20:04
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 107

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